Bezel-less and edge-to-edge designs are rapidly becoming the norm, finds Strategy Analytics

Bezel-less and edge-to-edge designs are rapidly becoming the norm, allowing OEMs to squeeze larger displays into a more compact form factor. However, optimising one-handed usability and adding value through smart implementations of edge interactions is becoming critical.

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TomTom launches AutoStream: A revolutionary map delivery service for autonomous driving

TomTom (TOM2), announced the launch of TomTom AutoStream, an innovative map delivery service for autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems. They are the first partners to use the technology: Baidu and Zenuity.

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Autonomous driving car to create new growth opportunities in Japan towards 2025

The autonomous driving (AD) market in Japan experienced strong growth in 2016 with the first AD-Level 2 commercialised vehicle in the passenger car market. The Japanese automotive market is now declining in terms of new vehicle sales due to depopulation, demotorisation, as well as an aging society,

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ARM System-On-Modules go virtual to spawn rapid IoT realisation

The IoT revolution places the same pressures on electronic design realisation to that conventionally of military embedded systems; where (the reduction of) Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) is the critical driving force behind each new development, says Rory Dear, managing director of DSL.

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Hazelcast Jet 0.5 – New high-level API increases developer productivity for real-time IoT, big data applications

Hazelcast, the open source in-memory data grid (IMDG) with tens of thousands of installed clusters and over 39 million server starts per month, announced the 0.5 release of Hazelcast Jet – an application embeddable, distributed computing platform for fast processing of big data sets.

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PTC to accelerate customers’ connected service strategy with launch of ThingWorx Asset Advisor

PTC announced from PTC Forum Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, the launch of the ThingWorx® Asset Advisor app for service to accelerate its customers’ service transformation initiatives. ThingWorx® Asset Advisor for service enables remote monitoring and servicing of assets deployed in the field.

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NXP announces new automotive processing platform that brings future vehicles to market faster

NXP Semiconductors N.V, the supplier of automotive semiconductors, has announced an all new control and compute concept for connected, electric and autonomous cars. The NXP S32 platform is the world’s first fully-scalable automotive computing architecture.

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Sierra Wireless claims the most secure Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo module with integrated cloud services

Sierra Wireless, the provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced the BX Series Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo modules with built-in cloud services and security features.

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Autonomous cars alter the playing field for motor insurance

Berg Insight, the M2M/IoT market research provider, released new findings about the effect of autonomous cars on auto insurance. Several major trends are currently impacting the motor insurance market, which has resulted in higher competitiveness and new stakeholders on the market.

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Lantronix announces availability of first multi-dimensional Industrial IoT global device management solution

Lantronix, Inc., a global provider of secure data access and management solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) assets, announced availability of MACH10 Global Device Manager, a ready-to-use industrial IoT application designed to enable OEMs and system integrators to deploy lifecycle management of their connected devices at scale.

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BlackBerry signs its first BlackBerry secure licensing deal

BlackBerry Limited announced the company has signed its first BlackBerry Secure licensing deal with Yangzhou New Telecom Science and Technology Company Ltd., (NTD) a Yangzhou and Beijing based electronics design firm that develops and manufactures smartphones and IoT devices.

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The Motor Car Group boosts customer retention in Eastern Europe with BrightBox’s connected car platform

Bright Box, the European provider of the Remoto Connected Car platform for OEMs and Customer Retention Solution for dealerships, has equipped the Motor Car Group with a mobile communication platform for dealerships and OEMs that helps them interact with car owners via a mobile app.

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TÜV Rheinland co-operates with VisualThreat

TÜV Rheinland and VisualThreat announced a strategic partnership aimed at helping the automotive industry test, detect and remediate the increasing cyber security threats targeting next generation vehicles.

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A battle looms among $2.5bn LIDAR market suppliers and tech, says IHS Markit

The current generation of automated functions — automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane keep assistance — rely largely on cameras, radars and ultrasonic sensors.

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More than 40% of Apple users will spurn facial recognition, according to Juniper survey

A new survey conducted by Juniper Research has found that more than 40% of iOS users in the US consider themselves unlikely to use facial recognition as a payment security technology. This suggests that a core use case for the iPhone X’s main security feature may struggle to gain traction amongst consumers.

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Consumer interest in the connected car continues to climb, finds Strategy Analytics

In keeping with current smartphone saturation, consumers are increasingly relying on connected apps for a variety of purposes in the car. Be it for straightforward connectivity or infotainment, use of these apps is having a negative impact on embedded solutions.

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