Altruism or advertising? Treading a fine line on corporate COVID-19 support

WEEK IN IoT – I get twitchy at times of national or international crisis when I hear companies telling us how much they are doing to support people who are truly suffering. It’s not that I wish they wouldn’t offer assistance – far from it, says Jeremy Cowan, I admire their altruism. I just don’t believe we

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Digital transformation: PTC demos new products after good first year in Rockwell tie-up

The keynote address at PTC’s LiveWorx19 event in Boston, Massachusetts is always a tour de force by the company’s ebullient president & CEO, Jim Heppelmann, and today’s conference opening did not disappoint.

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V2X communications technology will be a US$1.2bn opportunity by 2022, says SNS

SNS Telecom & IT‘s latest research report indicates that global spending on V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) communications technology – based on both IEEE 802.11p and C-V2X (Cellular V2X) standards – will reach US$1.2 billion (€1.07 billion) annually by the end of 2022.

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5GAA, Audi, Ford and Qualcomm demo C-V2X direct communications interoperability to improve road safety

5G Automotive Association (5GAA), Audi AG, Ford Motor Company and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., have jointly announced the world’s first demonstration for Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) direct communications technology operating across vehicles from different manufacturers.

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Five ways remote access will transform everything from cashpoints to living rooms

As a digital economy breaks down boundaries between industries, supply chains, employees and customers, we will see new remote access technology creating interconnectivity between companies, workers and consumers in 2018. Company support staff will be able to ‘remote in’ to cars and set-top boxes,

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AT&T, Ford, Nokia and Qualcomm launch cellular-V2X connected car technology trials in the US

AT&T, Ford, Nokia, and Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, are helping to accelerate the development of connected cars with the first announced Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) trials in the U.S.

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M2M Alliance announces programme for M2M Summit colocated in Cologne with StartupCon

This year’s M2M Summit, organised by the M2M Alliance, will take place in the LANXESS Arena in Cologne, Germany on October 11. On 80,000 square metres, visitors of the M2M Summit will get an overview of the latest machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and Internet of Things (IoT) developments, while also having access to StartupCon.

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Installed base of fleet management systems in the Americas to exceed 18m units by 2021, Berg predicts

According to a new report from M2M/IoT market research provider Berg Insight, the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in North America was 6.7 million in Q4-2016.

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Connected and autonomous: The future of transportation

Whether we realise it or not, we are already in the era of ‘connected’ vehicles and have been for a few years. The vehicle has already become a thing and just as pretty much everything around us does likewise and starts to communicate, cars have been communicating with the car manufacturers

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Exploring automotive innovation: Is technology in the driver’s seat?

As traditional IT hardware business continues to commoditise, technology companies are looking for new industries to disrupt. The global automotive industry, with almost 90 million annual sales, provides a huge opportunity with global reach. In this blog, CPA Global shares patent trends following an analysis of the automotive industry.

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Ficosa is first Spanish company to join 5G Automotive Association, aiming to boost connected mobility

Ficosa, a global provider specialising in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of high-technology vision, safety, connectivity and efficiency systems for the automotive and mobility sectors, has become the first Spanish company to join the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA).

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Driverless vehicles: The future of car ownership is Pay-As-You-Go

Once the preserve of science fiction, commercially available autonomous vehicles (AVs) will soon be a reality. AVs are currently being tested on UK roads by major vehicle manufacturers including Nissan, Volvo and Ford, and 2019 is being cited as a realistic year for launch in some limited geographies.

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Auto industry challenged by move from selling vehicle ownership to selling transport services

The automotive industry has faced no challenge so great as today’s. Many production, safety, performance, quality and technology quandaries have been solved. But now the bar has been raised again by significant changes in consumer demand patterns.

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Connected car service revenues expected to top US$42 billion by 2022

Connected car services are driving recurring revenue growth and transforming the automobile industry. Revenues from connected car services are expected to top US$42 billion by 2022.

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Driving business growth with the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) has seen new products and services launching and being developed at pace in the past 12 months. To take advantage of the opportunities from IoT, companies need be open to changing traditional systems, procedures, processes and ways of communicating.

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Three IoT lessons from the Softbank acquisition of ARM

The news that Softbank, one of Japan’s leading telecoms operators, has made a move to acquire ARM, one of the strongest technology companies to come out of Britain has shaken the world and come as a bit of a surprise.

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