Category IoT

Not just ‘a smartphone on wheels’: Volvo’s plans for connected cars (VIDEO)

“We’re living in very exciting times right now. There’s a lot going on,” said David Holecek, Director of Connected Products and Services for Volvo as he spoke to ITU on the sidelines of last week’s Future Networked Car event at the world-famous Geneva International Motor Show. Indeed, as the automotive and information communication technology (ICT) industries […]

LoRa Alliance promotes its low-cost tech by focusing on emerging market applications

Kenya Red Cross partnered with LoRa Alliance to host a global IoT challenge Methane detector solution OMEDS was overall winner Other finalists included pest control and medicine transportation solution Winner to test solution in Kenya in real-world deployments The LoRa Alliance has announced the winner of its second global IoT challenge focused on creating a […]

5 key takeaways from Mobile World Congress

Artificial Intelligence, connected cars and drones dominated headlines coming out of Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona last week. And, as we mentioned, 5G standardization discussions heated up. But as the dust settles after this massive event, which is often a beacon for where the biggest trends in tech are headed, what are the main […]

New European partnership on connected cars highlights ICT-auto convergence

MoU signed between 5GAA and EATA 5GAA now counts 33 members; EATA 38 companies and 6 associations Encourage cooperation between mobile operators and vehicle OEMs Additional focus on standardisation, spectrum and related use cases Collaborations and partnerships are all the rage in 5G. The latest to embrace the ecosystem idea are the two latest associations […]

Keeping connected cars safe: the importance of standardization (VIDEO)

As the Internet of Things (IoT) era gathers steam, leaders are increasingly discussing how connected vehicles can be part of intelligent transport systems (ITS) that will power tomorrow’s Smart Cities. The development of ITS – advanced systems that make transport ‘smarter’ through enhanced communication and connectivity – is expected to have a significant and positive impact on how we travel.  […]

At MWC, AT&T and Dublin announce deal to boost Smart City capabilities

Dublin and AT&T, the US-based wireless and mobile provider, have signed an agreement to help the Irish capital foster IoT best practices. The announcement, made in Barcelona during GSMA’s annual Mobile World Congress, is the first city the company will formally partner with outside of the US. “I don’t think it was just the Guinness!” Jamie […]

EU’s new ‘Autopilot’ project aims to use automated vehicles for smarter cities

A new three-year European project, AUTOPILOT, has been launched to enable safer highly automated driving using smart and connected objects and the Internet of Things (IoT). Financed by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, the IoT enabled automated vehicles will be deployed at six pilot tests sites in France, Finland, Korea, Spain, Italy […]