Impact connected car launches its first open call with €2.1 million equity free

IMPACT Accelerator launched the first call of IMPACT Connected Car, a new program led by FundingBox and ISDI. Over the next five years, the connected car is expected to disrupt the entire automotive ecosystem and the consumer market. 220 Million cars are expected to be connected by 2020, representing a €141 Billion business opportunity.

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A Week in IoT: Not so dumb now, huh?

We take it for granted amid the growing Internet of Things that enterprises deploying IoT solutions are taking a transformational step in their business as they connect hitherto isolated devices. Companies are giving ‘voice’ to dumb assets, says Jeremy Cowan, like street lights, parking spaces, water pumps, and transport vehicles.

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Auto innovation could save thousands of lives and $35bn, but first we have to build the foundations

Everyone is talking about autonomous vehicles but to make it work the automotive industry needs to create a connected car ecosystem for over-the-air (OTA) software and data updates. A 2015 IHS Market report says OTA will save car makers worldwide more than US$35 billion by 2022 but, parking the financial incentive for a moment, OTA

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Tantalum responds to London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s transport strategy

Tantalum Corporation, a British business and innovator in the connected car space, has submitted its deadline day response to the Mayor of London’s draft Transport Strategy.

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Chordant platform aims to enable smart cities to consolidate, expose and monetise their data

London, UK & Melville, NY, USA. October 2, 2017 — InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDCC) today announced the launch of its Smart City-focused Chordant™ business. The Chordant platform is designed to tackle the key business and data challenges in today’s smart city deployments.

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Philips Lighting and American Tower Corporation to accelerate smart city services in the U.S.

American Tower Corporation, a provider in wireless infrastructure and Philips Lighting, the provider in lighting, announced an alliance to accelerate the digital transformation of urban spaces and the adoption of smart city services in the United States.

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Can IoT help us avert the world’s 2050 food crisis?

The world today has a vast problem with food waste. The UN estimates that, on our current path of food consumption and waste, by 2050 we will reach a tipping point and the world will be in a food crisis. Here, Jeremy Cowan reports from Ireland on companies that are partnering to prevent this.

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Blockchain system ‘successfully deployed’ to improve logistics connectivity, efficiency and security

A new pilot program from Marine Transport International (MTI) is said to have shown that the logistics industry can improve its connectivity, efficiency and security with blockchain. MTI and Agility Sciences today released a whitepaper detailing the deployment of their Container Streams system in a supply chain environment.

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Could your IoT solution survive on Silk Road 4.0? Submit your ideas now

Regular readers will remember our exclusive article on the madcap, multinational, multilingual scheme to ride deep into the heart of China along the old Silk Road. (See: Two motorcycles, 10,000 km along Silk Road 4.0, the Internet of Things … and you?) Well, now it’s getting serious, says Jeremy Cowan.

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Who’s making money in IoT? They’re probably not network operators. They probably are in industry

Do providers of Internet of Things services view the IoT as a new revenue stream or a cost-saving exercise? This is one of the key questions Jeremy Cowan of IoT Now put recently to long-time communications industry observer Robin Kent, director of Adax.

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