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When will you be ready to get in a driverless car?

We are really close to perfecting the technology for self-driving cars. But our driverless future won’t go anywhere if people don’t trust it. It’s one thing for our autonomous test cars to take us for a drive with a safety driver behind the wheel. But soon there won’t be anyone in that seat. When will you be ready to get in? (more…)

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GateHouse Logistics opens US operations

Logistics data unifier and aggregator GateHouse Logistics A/S announced that it has opened a US operation bringing Europe’s most secure data distribution service ghTrack to America’s supply chain. The US business is based in Chicago under the management of industry veteran Bob Martin. (more…)

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Deutsche Bahn AG seeks to change the future of transport with startups and data

German rail company, Deutsche Bahn AG, is making its data available to start-up businesses and SMEs as part of Data Pitch, a new European Commission-funded initiative which is supporting open innovation with data. (more…)

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Case Study: Athens International Airport uses EXM and Libelium’s IoT platform to enhance environmental monitoring

Athens International Airport (AIA), in Greece, has increased the number of passengers by more than 10% in the last year. Approximately 20 million passengers went through its gates in 2016 setting a new traffic record for Athens. (more…)

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Blockchain system ‘successfully deployed’ to improve logistics connectivity, efficiency and security

A new pilot program from Marine Transport International (MTI) is said to have shown that the logistics industry can improve its connectivity, efficiency and security with blockchain. MTI and Agility Sciences today released a whitepaper detailing the deployment of their Container Streams system in a supply chain environment. (more…)

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RFID market to reach US$11.2bn in 2017, says IDTechEx report

Based on the new report “RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2017-2027”, IDTechEx Research finds that in 2017, the total RFID market will be worth $11.2 billion(€9.50 billion), up from $10.52 billion (€8.92 billion) in 2016 and $9.95 billion(€8.44 billion) in 2015. (more…)

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How real-time IIoT actionable data impacts process improvement of warehouses and manufacturers

All those sensors on AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) which prevent collisions (with people, equipment, or building structures) are collecting data. Until recently, no AGV manufacturer has found a way to concretise these data and make the actionable, predictive, and fundamentally useful. (more…)

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Why the Internet of Things will always need a human touch

Human beings are inherently sociable. We are driven by interaction, communication and an innate sense of community. Many of our greatest innovations have been about bringing people together; whether physically, in the case of air travel and transport innovations, or remotely in the case of telephone and internet communications. (more…)

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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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