The rise of servitisation for manufacturers

Engineering giant Rolls Royce pioneered servitisation in 1962 with its Power-by-the-Hour approach to jet engine maintenance management. The service, which allows operators to purchase the power used rather than a complete engine, celebrated its 55th year in 2017 and has proven extremely popular in the aerospace market.

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Who’s in charge of the connected car? Ask the driver in the loop

Don’t you hate it when someone criticises your driving? Why are we going this way? Slow down! Speed up! Don’t let that car push in!

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The Troll’s Hat that will change the way you think about your car

Trollhättan sounds like a typical Swedish city – beautiful, creative and progressive. Only one thing lets it down, but let’s ignore that for now, says Nick Booth.

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5G requires a new approach to wireless testing

5G has the potential to significantly transform our lives, says Charles Schroeder, Business and Technology fellow, National Instruments. From better business communications, to smarter homes and factories, to advances in autonomous vehicles.

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Airbiquity reinforces the security and data analysis features of OTAmatic

Airbiquity, a provider in connected vehicle services, announced the latest release of OTAmatic. This version boasts new features and integrations that address many of today’s top concerns for automakers and suppliers, such as compromise-resilient security, edge data analytics, and more efficient OTA management capabilities.

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Seven companies to test self-driving bus technologies for public transit

A self-driving bus test project organised by the “Mobility Innovation Consortium,” an organisation to promote autonomous driving led by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) will be supported by Advanced Smart Mobility Co., Ltd., Aichi Steel Corporation, Kyocera, Nippon Signal Co., Ltd., NEC Corporation and SoftBank Corp.

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Global IoT MVNOs can serve multiple business segments

With the recent launch of Ubigi, a brand dedicated to users of the Internet of Things (IoT), Transatel aims to prove that a single concept and a single technical framework can be relevant to cover several market segments at once.

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Denso becomes a shareholder as it strengthens collaboration with Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG is strengthening its long-term partnership with Denso Corporation. Denso is a global supplier of automotive technology, systems and components.

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Formula E tech partnership expanded for season 5 by Renesas Electronics and Mahindra Racing

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, is expanding its strategic technology partnership with Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd in the development of electric vehicles (EVs), and Mahindra Racing, one of the 10 founding teams competing in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship for the 2018-19 season.

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Voice-enabled IIoT

IIoT (the Industrial Internet of Things) makes it possible to track and reduce the high costs of maintenance by managing the inspection information on a timely basis.

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Industry’s first 1TB automotive and industrial grade PCIe NVMe flash storage claimed by Micron

Micron Technology, Inc, a provider of memory and storage solutions, introduced the industry’s first 1TB automotive and industrial grade PCIe NVM solid state drive (SSD) in BGA and 22x30mm M.2 form factors at Electronica 2018.

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New ridehailing business Alto selects Bestmile technology to manage and optimise first-of-its-kind mobility experience

Bestmile, a mobility services platform used to plan, manage, and optimise autonomous and human-driven vehicle fleets, reports that Alto, a new Dallas-based ridehailing business, will launch the first phase of its service next week, with on-demand rides managed by Bestmile’s Mobility Services Platform.

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Terbine opens first nationwide system of public agency IoT data

Terbine announced at the ITS America Executive Forum that it has successfully characterised and indexed open-source IoT data feeds from public agencies across the country, and made the feeds discoverable via a single, standardised interface.

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Hyundai invests in Deep Learning computer vision startup allegro.ai

Hyundai Cradle Tel Aviv, Hyundai Motor’s corporate venturing and open innovation businesses in Israel, announced its strategic investment in allegro.ai,

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In-vehicle commerce opportunities drive total connected cars to exceed 775 mn by 2023

A new report from Juniper Research has revealed that 775 million consumer vehicles will be connected via telematics or by in-vehicle apps by 2023, rising from 330 million vehicles in 2018. This is an average annual growth of 18.7% over the next 5 years.

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Automotive companies expect quick revenue gains from partners but many want to go it alone, says survey

BearingPoint unveils the findings from a comprehensive study into digital strategies and partner ecosystems within the global automotive sector. The report Partnership ecosystems: the driving force behind mobility innovation? 

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