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Telematics firms push fleet forward

The IoT market is certainly hitting critical mass with the help of leading IT technology brands now launching solutions to serve analytics and other business needs at the edge, including HPE and Microsoft,  (more…)

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How to create a successful IoT transport business model

IoT entrepreneurs need to ask themselves a crucial question: does my business meet a market need? If the answer is “no”, then they should either rethink or stop working on their project immediately, according to Tim Stone, venture partner director, Breed Reply – a European early stage, active operational investor in IoT. (more…)

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Why companies must accelerate to keep up with the data demands of connected cars

Estimates vary widely about the number of connected vehicles soon to hit the roads, ranging from 69 million globally by 2020, to 380 million in 2021. Whatever happens, we are on the brink of the largest transformation in automobile history, as cars become less a vehicle than a smartphone on wheels, writes Russell Poole, UK MD, Equinix. (more…)

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IoT in practice part II – Security, self-optimising ops and big shifts

In the second part of this interview, Maciej Kranz, VP, Strategic Innovation, Cisco Systems, talks to Annie Turner about possible unforeseen and unintended consequences of IoT on transport, and how IoT is on the cusp of delivering big, rather than incremental, changes via transport in all kinds of sectors. (more…)

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IEEE adopts OpenFog reference architecture as standard for fog computing in IoT, AI and 5G

The OpenFog Consortium’s OpenFog Reference Architecture for fog computing has been adopted as an official standard by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). The new standard, known as IEEE 1934™, relies on the reference architecture as a universal technical framework that enables the data-intensive requirements of the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. (more…)

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IoT in practice Part I – No breakdowns save Rio Tinto $2mn daily

Maciej Kranz, VP, Strategic Innovation, Cisco Systems, is an acclaimed, pioneering author and speaker about building IoT as an integral part of successful business. Here, in the first of a two-part interview, he talks to Annie Turner about aspects specific to transport. (more…)

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Self-driving cars deployed in complex urban environments from Boston to Singapore

Boston, Massachusetts drivers have a reputation. The stereotype is that between frequent double parking, spontaneous lane changes, and the famous ‘Boston left’, they treat the rules of the road as mere suggestions. (more…)

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If cars go the way of the personal computer, lets hope they are more Mac than PC

When you’ve spent most of your career in IT it’s hard not to sympathise with the traditional industries that it conquers. It’s impossible to watch, without blushing, some dreadful gloating IT industry ‘evangelist’ addressing an audience whose jobs are endangered. (more…)

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Infineon achieves highest automotive functional safety grade with one sensor chip

Infineon Technologies AG is launching its first magnetic sensors based on TMR technology. This makes the company the world’s first sensor manufacturer to offer magnetic sensors based on all four magnetic technologies: HALL, GMR, AMR and TMR. (more…)

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eCall falls short on safety, but paves the road for autonomous cars

Andrew Lee, head of Market Intelligence and Analysis at Octo Telematics looks at the recent European legislation that mandates emergency call systems to be fitted in all new cars, and the implications of that connectivity for the car industry. (more…)

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