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Wind River and Ricardo collaborate to help auto industry tackle complexities of autonomous driving

Wind River® is teaming with Ricardo to deliver solutions for autonomous driving. Wind River will be showcasing its automotive solutions at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and holding a press conference unveiling its latest innovations on January 12 at 4:25 p.m. in the Concourse at the Cobo Center in Detroit. (more…)

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UK’s 300-strong HyperCat consortium bids for ‘unlikely’ lead in global race to build smart cities

House of Lords, London, UK — The UK has launched a smart city initiative designed to give Britain a lead in the global smart cities race. The #HyperCatCity programme’s collaborative approach and open standards aim to make it faster and easier for developers to deliver smart city solutions that improve the lives of citizens.  (more…)

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KORE’s CEO Brisbourne elected chairman of IoT trade group, IMC

London (Business Wire) — The International M2M Council (IMC), said to be the fastest-growing trade group serving the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine communications (M2M) sector, has announced that KORE CEO Alex Brisbourne has been elected chairman. 

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MTS gives positive report on Russia’s machine-to-machine communications market in 2014

According to estimates by Russian mobile network operator, MTS over the first nine months of 2014 the country’s machine-to-machine communications (M2M) market increased by 14% to reach 5.5 million SIM cards, while the number of MTS’s M2M SIM cards grew by 16% to 2.9 million. (more…)

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Satellite M2M and Big Data reassure ship owners facing piracy, theft and long logistics chains

We take for granted that we live in a connected world as we read tweets from the International Space Station, ponder the first driverless cars and expect WiFi in airplanes. (more…)

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Two thirds of drivers are now ‘comfortable’ with vehicle tracking technology, research shows

Telematics is getting the green light from drivers these days. New research suggests there is an untapped opportunity for M2M telematics providers, with almost three quarters of work vehicles yet to have telematics systems installed. (more…)

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Next IoT innovation may come from new hackathon-incubator hybrids like the NTx App Challenge

The inaugural NTx Apps Challenge has awarded US$80,000 to five teams of web entrepreneurs who created sustainability apps to address four key municipal growth challenges; water conservation, waste and recycling, smart energy, and transportation. The winners were announced during an award ceremony at The Treehouse in Addison, North Texas, USA.

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Logistics SaaS meets the Internet of Things in Singapore

Logistics company IFL Pte Ltd is using an Internet of Things (IoT)-integrated logistics operations SaaS (software as a service) to help manage day-to-day logistics processes. Here, Shamir Rahim (pictured), CEO of Sypher Labs explains the necessity of such a tool in logistics. (more…)

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Connected helmet with rear view camera, GPS and head up display aims to enhance motorcycle safety

Silicon Valley, CA, USA. September 2, 2014 — A motorcycle accident in Barcelona has led to the development of a connected helmet that critics and beta testers are calling revolutionary. The high price of $1,500 may be less surprising, writes Jeremy Cowan, when you hear that the AR-1’s design includes GPS navigation, Bluetooth connection, a panoramic rear view camera, head up display (HUD) and instant tint visor. (more…)

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Svevia signs a three year contract for a GPS-based monitoring system with B&M Systemutveckling

Stockholm, Sweden, July 2, 2014 – Svevia, Sweden’s largest contractor in winter road maintenance, has signed a contract for a GPS-based management and monitoring system for the next three years. The assignment has been awarded to B&M Systemutveckling AB in Uppsala in collaboration with Mowic AB. (more…)

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