Contextual-aware driving behaviour: What is it?

The traditional way to assess driving behaviour is to combine quantifiable events such as acceleration, braking, swerving, cornering, etc. with data on the vehicle’s location. That’s the way usage-based insurance operates, says Bob Emmerson, a freelance writer and telecoms industry observer.

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The challenges of designing UX for IoT – Part 1

The Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting people and physical things to change the way business is done. There are a lot of aspects in IoT where innovation is happening from data processing to security to firmware to storage.

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Smart spies and how to secure the IoT future

Both Cisco and Ericsson forecast there will be approximately 50 billion connected devices in operation globally by 2020. Whatever the exact figure, we can predict one certainty: IoT will play an increasingly dominant role in our lives, redefining them as we know it.

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Can IoT security win on all fronts?

The Internet of Things is rapidly turning a new generation of products ‘smart’ by adding computing power, network connectivity and sophisticated software. So says Art Swift, president of prpl Foundation.

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Reality is that IoT market value will be worth less than US$0.5tn globally by 2025, says Strategy Analytics

IoT (the Internet of Things) undoubtedly offers significant cost savings, says Strategy Analytics, such as improved efficiency, reduced downtime, enhanced supply chain and new business opportunities. However, the market value for IoT solutions has been dramatically inflated by some analysts.

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Retail industry’s installed base of cellular M2M devices to reach 49.2m by 2020, says Berg

The number of cellular M2M connections in the retail industry reached 33.7 million worldwide in 2016, according to a new research report from Berg Insight.

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Switzerland’s u-blox joins IoT M2M Council

Swiss-based u‑blox, a global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips for embedded applications, has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC).

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ITTIA and Renesas collaborate on smart IoT devices with database software

ITTIA Database Software, a provider of embedded data management software, has collaborated with Renesas Electronics America Inc., a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, to provide data storage and analysis for Renesas RZ/A Series of microprocessors (MPUs).

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Vendors integrate to bolster over-the-air offerings and help car makers benefit from ‘$35bn savings’

At CES in Las Vegas earlier this month Airbiquity announced two technology integrations with key partners designed to enhance its over-the-air (OTA) software update solution.

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Thingsquare announces IoT starter kit combining wireless IPv6 meshing with Bluetooth beacons

Thingsquare has announce the availability of an IoT Sensortag starter kit, in collaboration with Texas Instruments and Weptech. This, says Jarle Boe, development kit manager at Texas Instruments and founder of the Sensortag platform, is the world’s first Internet of Things (IoT) system that combines remote connectivity through IPv6 meshing with proximity detection via Bluetooth beacons.

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Scale brings complexity as IoT connected devices set to triple by 2021, exceeding 46bn units

New data from Juniper Research has found that the number of connected IoT (Internet of Things) devices, sensors and actuators will reach over 46 billion in 2021.

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LPWA: a market in the making

Whenever a new concept like IoT comes along, there is always speculation and conjecture over how the market for it will develop, particularly when there are competing technologies involved and LPWA is proving to be no exception. At present, how the market for IoT systems and devices evolves and what its eventual shape will be

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A great way for IoT companies to cross the chasm

Crossing the chasm is hard for start-ups, as Geoffrey A. Moore explained so well in 1991. It is also well-known that going from a consulting business model to a product model is really difficult, says Internet of Things (IoT) entrepreneur, Magnus Melander.

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Leveraging streetlights to power innovative distributed IoT platforms for Smart Cities

Ensuring a sustainable quality of life in cities is both a great challenge and a great opportunity. Worldwide, every day, about one million people move to live in cities and, by 2050, an estimated 70% of the global population will live in an urban environment.

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What should businesses do to better protect themselves against security threats posed by IoT?

A recent report amongst IT decision makers revealed that security is currently the main barrier to IoT adoption by businesses. So how real are the threats and what do businesses need to do to combat them? Much attention to date has focused on security threats within the consumer landscape, as highlighted by the well-publicised Barbie doll hack,

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Addressing key IoT security concerns for manufacturers

The potential of the Internet of Things is no secret: Gartner predicts 20.8 billion things will be connected by 2020. Others say that number could be as high as 50 billion. But connecting technologies in new ways and deploying them in new cyber-physical environments creates countless new security threats.

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