Strategic partnerships – the way forward for IoT in the container shipping industry
Real-time tracking solutions developed specifically for intermodal shipping containers is still a relatively nascent market. Many of the vendors offering solutions for this market have not yet achieved particularly sizeable installed bases in terms of the number of deployed units. As Johan Fagerberg, co-founder of Berg Insight says, they are today close to 25 million shipping containers in circulation worldwide.Read More
Stopping the crash: How technology can save us from distracted driving
Some 66% of traffic accidents are caused by distracted driving and the number of deaths on the road is rising in many countries. By combining tech that is readily available with some that will be vital to automated vehicles – video, AI and data analytics – Nauto has succeeded in preventing collisions right now, Annie Turner finds.Read More
Why a reliable 5G infrastructure is vital for autonomous vehicles to hit top gear
Preparations for the future of connected transport in the UK and beyond are well underway, says Paul Carter, CEO of GWS. With the recent news that Telefonica-owned mobile network operator O2 will be activating its 5G network for connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) testing at the Millbrook Proving Ground this June, the UK has made another exciting step on its journey towards nationwide next-generation network coverage. But while CAV technology continues to be developed quickly, the road to the ubiquitous network coverage which they will require is not without speed bumps.Read More
Will Orange and France squeeze the pips out of Germany’s next-gen transport?
The imminent roll out of 5G has big implications for the future of transport, including how it is deployed as much as the technology itself. France and Germany are two of Europe’s biggest economies and next-door neighbours, but their approaches are looking a long way apart, writes Annie Turner.Read More
‘Robo taxis’ from Tesla and ride-sharing consolidation across Europe
It’s been a busy month in fleet, says Antony Savvas, not least with stirrings at Tesla. Following on from posting a record-breaking quarterly loss of US$702 million (€629 million) on lower than expected sales of $4.5 billion (€4 billion), company boss Elon Musk insisted he was serious about having a million fully self-driving Tesla “robo taxis” on the road by 2020.Read More
Tyre pressure monitoring moving towards smart tyres, but considerable technical challenges remain, say analysts
The Strategy Analytics report, “TPMS: Technical Challenges to Smart
Tyre Concepts, But Possible Market Potential for Fleets”, looks at recent developments in Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems and how they are evolving into “Smart Tyre” concepts.
Will Uber’s IPO show just throwing money won’t solve automated cars’ problems?
Uber isn’t lacking in ambition or investment, but it’s lacking profits and progress in key areas, Annie Turner writes. Some big financial casualties on the road to commercialising automated vehicles and services look inevitable, but ultimately we need them to succeed.Read More