Auto innovation could save thousands of lives and $35bn, but first we have to build the foundations

Everyone is talking about autonomous vehicles but to make it work the automotive industry needs to create a connected car ecosystem for over-the-air (OTA) software and data updates. A 2015 IHS Market report says OTA will save car makers worldwide more than US$35 billion by 2022 but, parking the financial incentive for a moment, OTA

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SIMalliance publishes guidelines for interoperability and ease deployment of SIM-based mobile authentication

SIMalliance has published a set of guidelines which will make it easier for mobile network operators (MNOs), service and solution providers to deploy Mobile Connect services which use an authentication application provisioned on the user’s SIM card.

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Embedded SIMs provide catalyst for M2M market, reaching over 50% of cellular connections

A new study from Juniper Research has found that embedded SIM cards will increasingly dominate the M2M (Machine to Machine) space, accounting for more than 50% of connections by the end of the decade.

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The benefits of an Open IoT ecosystem

Three leading Internet of Things (IoT) companies have demonstrated the first end-to-end IoT ecosystem designed with re-usable infrastructure and open industry standards for industrial and commercial applications at scale.

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Resin.io wins US$8m funding to accelerate growth of next generation IoT DevOps platform

Resin.io, has announced that it has secured $8 million in funding from DFJ, GE Ventures, and Ericsson. Resin.io was founded in 2013 with a mission to use linux containers and other open technologies to simplify the way developers build, deploy, and manage software for IoT devices.

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Device Authority and Cryptosoft join forces to transform IoT security

Cryptosoft, has announced its acquisition of Device Authority Inc, a Gartner named cool vendor of the year 2015 for Identity and Access Management solutions for IoT, along with additional financing led by Tern plc and Alsop Louie Partners (ALP).

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Can car makers resist Apple and Google’s bid to take the wheel and the centre console?

Executives from some car makers including BMW and Ford have no intention of allowing their vehicles to become Apple or Google’s latest device, and plan to keep ownership of their centre consoles.

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HARMAN and NXP cooperate on secure V2X communication to save lives and speed traffic

At the recent Geneva International Motor Show 2016, HARMAN International Industries, Inc. the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, demonstrated its LIVS Connected Car Compute Platform.

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Bluetooth low energy 4.2 module brings ‘performance and power efficiency’ to IoT designs

u-blox, a global provider in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced the NINA-B1 Bluetooth low energy (Bluetooth Smart) stand-alone module.

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Audi partners with Cubic Telecom to deliver connected vehicles with infotainment and Wi-Fi across Europe

Cubic Telecom and Audi have announced a partnership to bring Audi’s connected car infotainment services to drivers across Europe. The partnership will deliver robust, low-cost connectivity for more than a million Audi drivers across Europe, becoming the largest-scale rollout within Cubic Telecom’s machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity initiatives.

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GSMA publishes ‘Embedded SIM’ specification for M2M services to accelerate key market sectors

The GSMA has published a new specification to enable remote ‘over-the-air’ (OTA) provisioning and management of Embedded SIMs in machine-to-machine (M2M) devices.

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G&D adds Visa Mobile approval to its worldwide Trusted Service Manager centres

Visa has approved the Trusted Service Manager centers operated by Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) in Munich and Toronto for commercial NFC applications.

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New over-the-air test system from COMPRION aims to curb expensive UICC services failures

Paderborn, Germany – A new over-the-air (OTA) test system from COMPRION is designed to simulate complex use cases so that communication errors in this set-up are detected before expensive service roll-outs occur.

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Intel chooses G&D for Trusted Service Management of mobile device platform's embedded secure elements

Munich, Germany – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has been selected by chip manufacturer, Intel to deliver lifecycle management of the embedded Secure Elements within Intel’s Smartphone Reference Device. These provide an additional protected area for security-sensitive applications such as payments and ticketing using NFC (Near Field Communications) technology.

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Singapore selects Trusted Services Manager for nationwide Near Field Communication roll-out

Singapore. October 2011 — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), a provider of digital security services, has been selected by Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) to deploy mobile NFC contactless services nationwide.

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Blog: Quality – The Really Big Picture

Telit has set itself an ambitious quality program — one that goes much further than reliable performance over long lifetimes, which can be 5, 10, 15 or even more years.

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