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Smart surveillance could make our roads safer and more sustainable now

Lucas Young, business development manager, Transport, Northern Europe, Axis Communications discusses how technology can help us travel from A to B more efficiently. (more…)

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The installed base of fleet management systems in South Africa to reach 2.5 mn units by 2022

According to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in South Africa reached an estimated 1.3 million in Q4-2017. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.0%, this number is expected to reach 2.5 million by 2022. (more…)

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Robots deliver sustainability for the logistics industry

Henry Harris-Burland, vice president of Marketing, Starship Technologies, explains the positive role robots can play in environmental safety and sustainability — arguably the defining issue of our time. (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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UK to open multi-million-pound smart city mobility centre

A new Smart City Mobility Centre is to be opened in the Warwickshire and the West Midlands, UK, to create driverless and electric vehicle technology. It is part of a multi-million-pound pilot scheme to support smart cities by reducing congestion, emissions and traffic accidents. (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…)

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Healthy growth and plenty of M&A activity on the European fleet management solution market

IoT analyst firm Berg Insight has once again taken the temperature on the European fleet management market. Numerous interviews with the leading market players have showed that the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Europe was 7.7 million in Q4-2017. (more…)

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Cool IoT Use Cases: Smart sensing system guides drivers to free parking slots

Market overview 

Parking slots in urban areas are a resource for which drivers are prepared to pay. However, in today’s economy they expect parking to be service centric, i.e. to be guided to free slots and be able to find their cars quickly when they return. (more…)

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Ericsson, Einride and Telia power sustainable, self-driving trucks with 5G

Einride, Ericsson and Telia are putting 5G into motion at a DB Schenker facility in Jönköping, Sweden. The goal is to power an all-electric, autonomous transport ecosystem that takes fleet management to the next level. (more…)