The IoT opportunity: Your network is a competitive advantage

Recently an ‘IoT Breakfast’ brought together CIOs and CEOs to ask the question: How can businesses thrive as the Internet of Things (IoT) changes the landscape? The message was clear: IoT is upon us and failing to prepare means you should prepare to fail.

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Ford, Autonomic and Amazon Web Services collaborate to improve vehicle connectivity and mobility experiences

Ford Motor Company and creators of the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC) Autonomic have signed a multi-year, global agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS), to expand the availability of cloud connectivity services and connected car application development services for the transportation industry.

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The top five challenges for 5G

It’s expected that 5G will have a big impact on nearly every aspect of our lives, harbouring in sci-fi-like technology, such as autonomous vehicles, smart homes, and incredibly fast download speeds. Ted Kritsonis, freelance journalist, Futurithmic reports.

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China Telecom and Tata partner to bring global connectivity to customers’ IoT devices

China Telecom Global  and Tata Communications are working together to launch a global Internet of Things (IoT) service in the Chinese market. The partnership will allow companies to deploy and manage IoT devices easily and cost-effectively within China and internationally across multiple industries,

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Insight named Nvidia advanced technology partner

Insight Enterprises, a Fortune 500 global systems integrator for organisations of all sizes, announced that it has been recognised as an Nvidia Advanced Technology Partner. The designation certifies Insight’s ability to assist clients in implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI),

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Connected cars draw crowds in Barcelona, but the industry is focused on 5G V2X

As one wag put it at last year’s Mobile World Congress, “There sure are a load of mobile phones at this car show.” While drivers focused on the cars in Barcelona this year, the industry has been diving into the details of vehicle autonomy. And, as with so much at MWC19, says Jeremy Cowan, 5th

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Renovo expands in Europe, hires Kate Jack as head of European operations

Ahead of coming European announcements this Spring, Renovo, the industry-standard open platform for autonomous vehicles, has hired Kate Jack as head of European Operations.

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Integrating intelligent communications into every “thing”

The Internet of Things is moving from infancy to maturity and from limited implementation to large scale, enterprise-wide adoption. It is reaching a tipping point where ‘things’ need to incorporate intelligence and control as well as connectivity.

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Finland’s Forciot backed by new investors for innovative stretchable electronics technology

The technology start-up company Forciot reports that Heraeus Holding GmbH and Volvo Cars’ Technology fund AB have made investments in the company as part of the Forciot’s Series A investment round.

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HPE opens Geneva IoT Innovation Lab to capitalise on edge data

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has opened a new IoT Innovation Lab in Geneva, Switzerland. It is designed to help customers make use of the large amounts of data generated by devices, machines, assets and sensors working at the network edge. As an HPE spokesman tells, IoT Now‘s editorial director, Jeremy Cowan, the edge is anywhere outside data centres. 

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Taoglas acquires ThinkWireless to grow in trucking, bus, off-road and motorcycle industries

Taoglas, a provider of IoT and automotive antenna and RF solutions, has completed its acquisition of ThinkWireless, Inc., an antenna provider that specialises in the design, development and production of combination antenna systems for the commercial vehicle market.

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BlackBerry enables carmakers to give drivers the experience they can trust with a secure digital cockpit

BlackBerry Ltd unveiled what it claims is the world’s first digital cockpit solution that empowers automakers to provide the in-car experience drivers want, with the security, safety, and reliability they need.

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Xilinx and ZF to jointly enable AI innovation and autonomous driving development

Xilinx, Inc., the provider in adaptive and intelligent computing, and ZF Friedrichshafen AG (ZF), a Tier-1 automotive supplier in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology, announced a new strategic collaboration in which Xilinx technology

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Growing virtual personal assistant market expands significantly into new vehicles, says IHS Markit

Siri and other virtual personal assistants (VPAs) are the latest conveniences to gain popularity and use in today’s vehicles. Nearly 700 million of these software platforms will be enabled in vehicles – whether embedded, through mobile devices or via connection via home devices – by 2024,

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Arbe claims to launch the world’s first ultra-high resolution automotive radar

Arbe is excited to announce the launch of Phoenix, its automotive 4D imaging radar beta product. This new front-end system, powered by Arbe’s proprietary chipset technology, enables evaluation and development towards production and full commercialisation of 4D imaging radar for all levels of vehicle autonomy.

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‘Raptor’ SMD antenna from Antenova claimed to pinpoint a location within centimetres

Antenova Ltd, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT), has developed a new SMD positioning antenna.

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