The world will soon see 5G emerge as a blend of pre-existing technologies such as 2G, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi to allow higher network coverage, availability and density. With its key differentiator being greater connectivity, 5G will act as an enabler for autonomous vehicles, machine-to-machine and machine-to-infrastructure services, and the Internet of Things.
One of technology’s hottest buzzwords – “cloud” – is quickly becoming attached to multiple industries, and automotive is no exception with connected cars being the latest connected “device” in our increasingly digital world.
New York-based 451 Research, an IT research and advisory company, has determined that cellular/mobile Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) connections will increase nearly fourfold globally from 252 million in 2014 to 908 million in 2019.
2015 has been dubbed ‘the year of the connected device’. The ‘internet of things’ has been replaced by the ‘internet of everything’, filled with endless possibilities. Today, some 20 billion devices are connected to the internet – everything from tablets to toothbrushes, cars to coffee makers.
Top billing at Thursday’s IoTx Live event in London rightly went to an audience with James Brehm, founder and chief technology evangelist of James Brehm & Associates, and Matt Hatton, co-founder & CEO of Machina Research. Here, Jeremy Cowan learns from IoT’s funniest double act.
AT&T, Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone are going wheel to wheel in early laps of the race to connect cars old and new. As Jeremy Cowan reports, a series of recent IoT partnerships, a major investment and a company acquisition are bringing telco giants and automotive ‘privateers’ together to show some market pace-setters.
The market for automotive machine-to-machine (M2M) communications is accelerating into an era of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) links, car sharing schemes powered by location-based apps, Fit-It-Yourself car telematics enabling usagebased insurance (UBI), and over-the-air (OTA) updates. Jeremy Cowan reports.
WELCOME TO THE M2M NOW BLACK BOOK 2015
In 2014, M2M Now took a new approach to how we cover the M2M and IoT market. Every issue we took a specific focus on a sector that is seeing early adoption of M2M technologies and services and commissioned analyst firms to write a series of reports on each.
This, our first [...]
The US Government’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that its Bureau of Consumer Protection is to replace the existing Mobile Technology Unit with a new Office of Technology Research and Investigation (OTRI).
Following news that the government has the green-light for trials of driverless cars in the UK, Venson Automotive Solutions’ says fleet managers could benefit from considering the future of their fleet. Results from its latest survey suggest drivers would welcome these cars as an option; 62% of respondents said they be happy to sit-back and let their company car do the driving, with many [...]
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