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Five ways to improve the supply chain with the Internet of Things

The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) has come a long way since the first ‘internet refrigerator’ was launched back in 2000. While connected fridges still aren’t mainstream, many far more practical uses for the IoT have emerged. For businesses that play an active role in supply chain fulfilment, the benefits are proving to be significant. (more…)

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Zen and the art of automatic car maintenance

How safe are our cars, really? While we may be excellent drivers, that means nothing if the car itself is suffering from mechanical faults. Cars over a certain age are obliged to undergo MOT certification every year, but during the 12 months between checks, there’s actually no legal need to undergo regular maintenance. (more…)

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Uber for trucks causes major disruption for traditional ground logistics and freight brokerage market

Connected trucks will be integral to future logistics and freight operations as smart trucks will be a necessity in smart cities. By 2020, 35 million trucks are expected to be connected with digital freight solutions and autonomous technologies, transforming the trucking industry into a smarter, efficient and more productive sector. (more…)

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Industry-to-industry collaboration advances connected vehicle cybersecurity, according to ATIS report

Connected vehicle cybersecurity has, say its authors, taken a step forward with publication of the ATIS report, Improving Vehicle Cybersecurity: ICT Industry Experience & Perspectives. (more…)

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UK’s cyber security guidelines for connected vehicles is not boring, but much more information needed

This started as a review of a UK government publication titled, “The Key Principles of Cyber Security for Connected and Automated Vehicles,” words that came across as boring civil servant-speak. (more…)

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Open standards-based Silver Spring platform to connect 28,000 more London smart street lights

Silver Spring Networks, Inc. is to deploy its Starfish™ platform-as-a-service (PaaS) across the City of London and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. This adds to the previously announced London deployment in the City of Westminster. (more…)

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Internet of Things and the role for 5G in connected vehicles

Connected cars are set to become a huge industry over the new few years; estimates of the number connected cars that will to be on the roads by 2020 vary from 250 million to 381 million, and research by the Global Mobile Suppliers Association points to that number increasing to 527 million by 2025. (more…)

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Tantalum Corp and SAP agree to deliver one-click parking payments for connected car drivers

Tantalum Corporation (Tantalum) announced an agreement with SAP to integrate SAP® Vehicles Network into Tantalum’s Pay.Car end-to-end payment platform for connected cars, making it easier for motorists to find and pay for services with just one click. (more…)

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R-Car SoC speeds development of in-vehicle infotainment applications with support of AGL

Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced that it has started volume shipment of its first R-Car system-on-chip (SoC) incorporating Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)-based software. AGL is a cross-industry effort to develop a fully open software stack for the connected car. (more…)

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Globetouch and Verizon Telematics to work with General Motors for OnStar expansion

Globetouch and Verizon Telematics are planning to launch upgraded network solutions that will be used by General Motors in connection with the continued global expansion of OnStar’s industry-leading connected vehicle services. (more…)

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