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15th December 2016 03:00
Ofgem, the U.K. government’s regulator for gas and electricity, has revealed that projects trialled under the Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) could save 215 tonnes of CO2. The program ran for six years, ending in 2015, with the aim of helping Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) develop cost effective and energy efficient solutions for the smart... Read more » The post This smart grid program could save millions of tons of CO2 annually appeared first on ReadWrite.
15th December 2016 02:15
The Internet of Things is sweeping across the globe at breakneck speeds, and before we know it, our entire lives will be facilitated by connected technology. We’re already seeing the IoT make an incredible impact on how the industrial world operates, and we’re seeing it seep into household goods to bring convenience and efficiency to... Read more » The post 3 benefits a smart city can gain from smart infrastructure appeared first on ReadWrite.
15th December 2016 01:30
PARC, the research and development arm of Xerox, announced on Tuesday that it has secured part of $19 million in federal funding from the Energy Department to develop peel-and-stick sensors for homes, businesses, and other buildings. The peel-and-stick sensors will be able to detect air quality, temperature, humidity, occupancy, and more, according to PARC. Instead... Read more » The post PARC secures federal funding to develop peel-and-stick sensors appeared first on ReadWrite.
15th December 2016 00:27
Studies of traffic congestion regularly point much blame at cars circling for parking. To tackle this perennial problem, Get My Parking is joining a smart city initiative to launch a smart parking pilot in India. As reported in Firstpost, the Delhi-based startup’s technology is being tested in government smart city initiatives. “We are getting a... Read more » The post Get My Parking launches smart city pilot in India appeared first on ReadWrite.
14th December 2016 20:00
According to a recent Gartner survey, almost a third of fitness tracker or smartwatch owners end up ditching them. The survey studied about 9,000 users from the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Reasons for the dropped tech use vary from wearables breaking, to just becoming bored of them. “Dropout from device usage is a serious... Read more » The post Do fitness wearables need an affordability upgrade? appeared first on ReadWrite.
14th December 2016 19:13
An increasing number of farm fires are being caused by electrical arc faults, a high-power discharge of electricity between two or more conductors. Nare IoT Labs, a South Korean startup, has developed a cost effective solution to prevent and warn farmers of any faults, before the fire starts. The system, called “Prevention System for Electrical... Read more » The post Using IoT to help farmers to protect livestock from fires appeared first on ReadWrite.
14th December 2016 02:30
A new report says Google has spun out its self-driving unit — now called Waymo — and is undertaking a major pivot away from making its own autonomous vehicles, instead moving to become a provider of self-driving car tech for major automakers. These Google car revelations revealed in a lengthy report on tech site The... Read more » The post Google’s Waymo to put big car firms in the robot car driver’s seat appeared first on ReadWrite.
14th December 2016 01:30
Scotland’s seven major cities are teaming up to develop a number of smart city projects, backed by a $31 million war chest. According to Scottish Construction Now, the seven cities will springboard off the funding to collaboratively develop themselves into future-capable digital hubs. See also: Outdated thinking on wireless could doom UK smart cities The... Read more » The post Aye! Smart city projects squirrel away $31m in Scotland appeared first on ReadWrite.
14th December 2016 00:30
With trends like ride sharing, autonomous vehicles, and the connected car, the auto industry is increasingly in the spotlight. As drivers contemplate letting computers take over control of the wheel for them, it brings up some important questions. What will cars of the future look like? What things will drivers be able to accomplish on... Read more » The post 5 futuristic connected car technologies that are here now — or will be soon appeared first on ReadWrite.
13th December 2016 23:30
Several months ago, CCS Insight surveyed 2,000 people in the US and UK about what they would most like to have tracked about themselves, and a large portion of them answered with, “stress levels.” It looks as though their requests are being answered. Mental health is a big focus in the tech industry right now.... Read more » The post Tech world aims to tackle the mental health issue next appeared first on ReadWrite.
13th December 2016 22:30
While wearable tech has been thrown a few curve balls over the last 12 months, leading to ultimately a consolidation in wearables (think Fitbit’s purchase of Pebble Watch) and a decline in the sale of wearable devices, one subset that continues to advance significantly is hearable tech. From wearable in-ear language translators to Sgnal’s fingertip phone calls... Read more » The post Is hearable tech really the latest thing in wearables? appeared first on ReadWrite.
13th December 2016 21:50
The USPS expects to deliver 750 million packages this holiday season — that’s 5 million packages a day. This is a 12% increase from 670 million in the 2015 holiday season. In response, U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is deploying more than 5,000 additional Honeywell mobile devices as part of its expanded parcel tracking network. In... Read more » The post How Honeywell and the post office are making Christmas bright appeared first on ReadWrite.
13th December 2016 00:36
Peña Station, currently a remote rail station south of Denver International Airport, may be the location of one of the most futuristic smart city developments. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock expressed his desire for Peña Station to be more than just a transit hub and earlier this year Panasonic jumped at the chance to make it... Read more » The post Panasonic begins work on Denver future smart city, Peña Station next appeared first on ReadWrite.
12th December 2016 22:00
A large number of drivers in the Pacific Northwest aren’t buying the hype that driverless cars offer a better future. GovTech.com discussed the findings of a survey by Pemco Insurance of drivers in Oregon and Washington states. 58% of those surveyed believed that the will see autonomous vehicles on roads in the state with thin... Read more » The post Northwest U.S. drivers won’t hand the wheel to self-driving cars appeared first on ReadWrite.
12th December 2016 21:30
Chris Urmson, the former chief technology officer in charge of Google’s self-driving project, is reportedly preparing to launch a new company that will compete with Mountain View and others building autonomous transport systems. The self-driving guru, regarded as one of the three key people in the early stages of Google’s car project, left the company... Read more » The post Former head of Google car project to launch his own self-driving rival appeared first on ReadWrite.