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Why it’s time to invest in infrastructure to enable connected experiences

Chris Patton, EMEIA Transport team, Fujitsu, writes that as transport infrastructure comes under increasing pressure from aging systems, increased usage and constrained budgets, public opinion of transport services isn’t where it should be. (more…)

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Big data: Driving change in smart vehicle architecture

Whenever you see a driverless car making its way around town, it is collecting valuable data. Whether that’s data about the width of the road, other surrounding vehicles or pedestrians crossing the street, or information on how the car is handling the road surface – it’s taking it all in and it doesn’t stop, says Christian Schäfer, Director Electrical and Electronic Systems, Aptiv. (more…)

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Fleet management floating along nicely

Fleet management on water doesn’t get the same attention as the digital transformation that is happening on our roads, but Antony Savvas looks at two interesting water-borne developments in Finland and Holland. (more…)

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How a trash bag-covered robot became a leader in autonomous delivery services

Ahti Heinla, co-Founder and CTO at Starship Technologies explains how the company’s robots have been out on their own, exploring the world for the last 18 months and why. (more…)

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EE addresses SME fleet management

SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises) in any market make up the majority of businesses. So, if fleet management is going to dramatically change to a digital first environment, it has to look to them to significantly move forward. Antony Savvas considers a major initiative by EE which could drive things along with analytics, (more…)

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Creating an open ecosystem around connected vehicles

Michael Deittrick, SVP digital strategy and chief digital officer, DMI, writes as smartphones are entrenched in every facet of customers’ daily lives, they automatically expect integration everywhere and driving is no exception. (more…)

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Ericsson apologises for telco service failures, identifies expired software certificate as main issue

Ericsson has issued a statement apologising to its customers and customers’ customers for causing a lengthy loss of all mobile data and some voice services yesterday. As we reported, a failure in Ericsson software deployed by O2 UK and SoftBank in Japan led to a day-long service outage on Thursday, December 6th.
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The true impact of electric vehicles on our energy infrastructure

Registrations of new plug-in vehicles have risen from just 3,500 in 2013 to more than 160,000 in 2018 and whilst there is still a way to go to meet government targets, adoption of alternatively fuelled vehicles shows no sign of slowing down. The benefit of growing the UK’s battery electric vehicle (BEV) fleet is clear, but what is less certain is how the world’s energy infrastructure will evolve to support the meteoric uptake of EVs. Chris Evans, deputy managing director of engineering consultancy Rolton Group, (more…)

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Huawei CFO arrested in Canada ‘at US request’, while Ericsson is blamed for O2 UK and Japan network fails

WEEK IN TELCO IT – Mainstream media outlets have been dominated in the last 24 hours by two telecoms-related news stories. As Jeremy Cowan reports, the China-based network systems giant, Huawei is demanding the release from detention in Canada of its CFO. Meanwhile, network operator O2, (more…)

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Driving Efficiency: 5 ways to revolutionise the roads

Transforming our roads, safety and our ways of working, cities across the UK are turning ‘smart’ by using data and technology to improve our quality of life, says Andy Allan, owner at CAT Autokeys. (more…)

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