A Week in IoT: Not so dumb now, huh?

We take it for granted amid the growing Internet of Things that enterprises deploying IoT solutions are taking a transformational step in their business as they connect hitherto isolated devices. Companies are giving ‘voice’ to dumb assets, says Jeremy Cowan, like street lights, parking spaces, water pumps, and transport vehicles.

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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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IMS Evolve brings in ex-banker and E.ON exec Weber as CFO to support international expansion

Milton Keynes, UK. October 2, 2017 – IMS Evolve, specialists in Internet of Things (IoT), big data and machine management solutions, has appointed Arne Weber to the position of chief financial officer (CFO). His brief is to strengthen the company’s finance department, and support its rapid international expansion and business development.

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oneM2M to host third Industry Day in India to advance worldwide IoT adoption

The global Internet of Things (IoT) standards initiative oneM2M and its partner Telecom Standards Development Society of India (TSDSI) bought the third oneM2M Industry Day to India.

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Sequans powers Geotab’s new GO8 LTE telematics device

LTE for IoT chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. has announced that its Calliope LTE Cat 1 Platform is powering Geotab’s new GO8Ⓡ device, an open-platform telematics solution for fleet management unveiled at the Mobile World Congress.

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Can IoT help us avert the world’s 2050 food crisis?

The world today has a vast problem with food waste. The UN estimates that, on our current path of food consumption and waste, by 2050 we will reach a tipping point and the world will be in a food crisis. Here, Jeremy Cowan reports from Ireland on companies that are partnering to prevent this.

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Zen and the art of automatic car maintenance

How safe are our cars, really? While we may be excellent drivers, that means nothing if the car itself is suffering from mechanical faults. Cars over a certain age are obliged to undergo MOT certification every year, but during the 12 months between checks, there’s actually no legal need to undergo regular maintenance.

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Connected cars are prepared to play their part in a wider ecosystem of federated data and apps

Rakesh Kushwaha is the head of the IoT Product Unit within Nokia’s Applications and Analytics business group. Here he tells George Malim how he sees the connected cars ecosystem developing as the market moves on from retrofitting point solutions to traditional vehicles using long-established technologies to one where many services utilise the same, flexible platform

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Globetouch and Verizon Telematics to work with General Motors for OnStar expansion

Globetouch and Verizon Telematics are planning to launch upgraded network solutions that will be used by General Motors in connection with the continued global expansion of OnStar’s industry-leading connected vehicle services.

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North West SME is driving force behind road safety tech

An innovative SME involved in Manchester’s CityVerve project is helping to enhance motorist safety in the North West.

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The installed base of FM systems in the Americas will exceed 18 million units by 2021

According to a new report from the leading 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. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.0%, this number is expected to reach 13.5 million by 2021.

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Could your IoT solution survive on Silk Road 4.0? Submit your ideas now

Regular readers will remember our exclusive article on the madcap, multinational, multilingual scheme to ride deep into the heart of China along the old Silk Road. (See: Two motorcycles, 10,000 km along Silk Road 4.0, the Internet of Things … and you?) Well, now it’s getting serious, says Jeremy Cowan.

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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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Where are OTA and in-car data management heading in your car?

Industry projections for over-the-air (OTA) vehicle data management suggest the technology could save automakers US$35 billion over the next five years. That’s a big claim.

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‘Plant 4.0’ start-up incubator launched by France-based Total with five new partners

Total launched its second Plant 4.0 start-up incubator, joined this year by Air Liquide, AREVA, Eiffage, Solvay and VINCI Energies. This is the very first multicorporate Plant start-up incubator in the The partners’ common goal is to accelerate the deployment of digital technology in industry.

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Trustonic and MediaTek collaborate to protect telematics and infotainment systems

Trustonic has announced a collaboration with systems-on-chips (SoCs) provider MediaTek to provide the automotive industry with highly secure telematics and in-car entertainment systems for connected vehicles.

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