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Brits signal a taste for telematics as tech makes driving safer, cheaper and greener, says Voda

At Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Annual Conference, Vodafone’s enterprise director, Anne Sheehan outlined how Internet of Things (IoT) technology and a partnership with Admiral Insurance are helping to make driving safer, cheaper and greener. (more…)

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Are we overcoming the obstacles to automated fleets?

Automation is the future of fleet but “significant obstacles stand in the way”, according to global road industry organisation IRU, which held its World Congress in Muscat, Oman this month. Antony Savvas charts a way to try and get there. (more…)

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Micron collaborates with BMW to advance automotive memory technologies

Micron Technology, Inc., an industry provider in innovative memory and storage solutions, reports that it will collaborate with the BMW Group to further advance the development of automotive memory solutions used in vehicles. (more…)

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IoT helps shippers avoid the Blame Game and changes train operators’ business model

If I say Sony, I’d bet the first subjects that come to your mind are not healthcare or logistics management. Yet these are two key areas that Sony’s Sweden-based Internet of Things (IoT) team focused on at the recent IoT Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC18) in Barcelona, as Jeremy Cowan reports. (more…)

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Connectivity is the key to vehicle electrification

Sam Clarke, founder of green logistic specialists Gnewt, runs the largest all-electric fleet in the UK. He explains that the logistics of ensuring they are all sufficiently charged is no easy task, but one that will be repeated endlessly as many countries reach the electric-vehicle tipping point. Here’s his take on what we need. (more…)

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How autonomous vehicles are driving change for smarter cities

Dr Ingo Stuermer, global engineering director autonomous driving, APTIV says that cities are fast becoming the focus for mobility innovation because mobility is a key determinant of what makes a city liveable and an attractive place to visit. (more…)

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The need to integrate data is urgent and non-trivial, says the Father of IoT

Kevin Ashton has been an executive director and visiting engineer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he led work on the next generation of computing. Perhaps more importantly for this report, says Jeremy Cowan, he is the man who coined the term the ‘Internet of Things’. (more…)

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Industry’s first 1TB automotive and industrial grade PCIe NVMe flash storage claimed by Micron

Micron Technology, Inc, a provider of memory and storage solutions, introduced the industry’s first 1TB automotive and industrial grade PCIe NVM solid state drive (SSD) in BGA and 22x30mm M.2 form factors at Electronica 2018. (more…)

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Keep on running – handling today’s IoT data at tomorrow’s scale

You may think the amount of data created today is huge, but it’s peanuts compared to the volume, variety and velocity of data that will be generated by connected vehicles and IoT-enabled supply chains. Patrick Callaghan, solutions architect, DataStax, shares some insights into how we will cope. (more…)

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Infineon acquires Siltectra in €124 mn, a specialist for silicon carbide

Infineon Technologies AG acquires Siltectra GmbH, a start-up based in Dresden. The start-up has developed an innovative technology (Cold Split) to process crystal material efficiently and with minimal loss of material. Infineon will use the Cold Split technology to split silicon carbide (SiC) wafers, (more…)