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A partner’s view of the connected car ecosystem

Vasant Easwaran, senior manager, automotive solutions at Cyient Semiconductor, IoT & Analytics business unit, writes that as key ecosystem partners are carving out their value propositions to help the vehicle makers meet their goals. Their role is vital, as is collaboration across the ecosystem. (more…)

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Can public-private partnerships accelerate the benefits of smart cities?

Chris Shannon, CEO, Fotech Solutions, explains how the world’s fastest-growing city, Suzhou, in China, is working with Houston in the US to increase industrial innovation and investment in both cities – and what they can take from an autonomous vehicle trial in Calgary, Canada, to understand and improve essential infrastructure. (more…)

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Important wins for Intel in fleet safety and automation

Intel is aiming to grow significant alternative revenues to its traditional semiconductor business, not least in autonomous driving. Here, Antony Savvas looks at two significant wins for the company in fleet. (more…)

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Turning the supply chain into a data-driven network

Patrick Cason, managing director at Sigfox France, says that empowering every actor in that network and providing unprecedented accuracy affordably, means that everyone benefits. Here are some real-world examples of just that. (more…)

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First 5G deployments signal new standard for transport and logistics

Although pioneering mobile operators, such as AT&T and Verizon in the US and SK Telecom in South Korea, are beginning their 5G deployments now, widespread, global coverage will take a few more years to emerge. Even so, it’s time for organisations to make their preparations because vehicles, plant equipment and other machines being placed into service today will have lifespans that extend well into the 5G era and 5G offers compelling benefits for IoT-enabled devices and services. (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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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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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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