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20th October 2016 07:59
The University of Washington Bothell (UWB) wants tricycles to be part of the self-driving conversation, providing smart cities with a cheaper and smaller alternative to cars and buses. The team started with a remote-controlled tricycle, but moved to a self-driving system last week. It is only able to drive in a circle at the moment,... Read more » The post Is this autonomous tricycle what urban smart cities need? appeared first on ReadWrite.
20th October 2016 07:48
Vodafone announced on Wednesday rollout plans for its NarrowBand Internet of Things (NB IoT) network, which will start in four European countries next year. The dedicated IoT network will go live in Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Spain in the first quarter of 2017. See Also: Australia to spend millions making its cities smarter Vodafone... Read more » The post A fine Euro hello to Vodafone’s NarrowBand IoT next year appeared first on ReadWrite.
19th October 2016 08:25
Aggressive drivers are excited for the outbreak of autonomous cars on public roads, seeing it as a way to bully computers that err on the side of caution, according to new research. The London School of Economics and Goodyear conducted one of the largest surveys to gauge attitudes towards autonomous cars, with 12,000 drivers in... Read more » The post Aggressive drivers want to take advantage of driverless cars appeared first on ReadWrite.
19th October 2016 07:57
India signed a deal with Russia over the cooperation of smart city initiatives and the use of IT technology from Russian companies. As reported by the Times of India, Russia and India signed the Memorandum of Understanding against the backdrop of bilateral talks between the two countries. The MOU was signed in Goa, where Russian... Read more » The post India inks tech-leveraging smart city pact with Russia appeared first on ReadWrite.
19th October 2016 07:42
A recent CityLab report suggests that driverless car technology for evacuations might be a good solution for minimizing loss of life and the amount of destruction that occurs during hurricane season. Referencing the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew, the article points out that the level of destruction was much larger in the very poor neighborhoods. ... Read more » The post Could driverless cars save lives during a hurricane? appeared first on ReadWrite.
18th October 2016 07:30
Blaupunkt, a German tech firm focused on cars and consumer electronics, is moving into the mobile market with mobile accessories followed by its own smartphone and tablet offerings. These products, which are expected to launch as early as the next year, are going to be made available in the large and already-crowded Indian market. For German tech, why... Read more » The post How to translate German tech for Indian consumers appeared first on ReadWrite.
18th October 2016 07:07
In a bid to fulfill its ambitious Smart Nation 2025 strategy, the Singapore government has undertaken a major realignment of its innovation agencies. The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) recently launched in a merger of two government agencies covering IT and digital media. The IMDA is involved in a broad array of initiatives that include... Read more » The post Singapore government pivots toward “Smart Nation” strategy appeared first on ReadWrite.
18th October 2016 06:54
According to Gartner, there will be more than 20 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020. Today’s enterprises are already benefitting greatly from a strong, connected workforce, but as Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices move forward, saturating the market, is it possible for them to outpace their own benefits? After all, while the continuing surge... Read more » The post Why artificial intelligence will finally unlock IoT appeared first on ReadWrite.
18th October 2016 04:25
A new study has ranked Dubai as the top smart city in the Persian Gulf region, thanks to its strategic vision and practical approach. An article by Computer News Middle East reported on the recent study by research firm Navigant Consulting. The report was commissioned by Chinese tech telecoms equipment maker Huawei. In the report,... Read more » The post Dubai crowned as Gulf region’s top smart city appeared first on ReadWrite.
17th October 2016 01:11
In an effort to drive continued innovation in a handful of key areas of technology and science, President Obama hosted the White House Frontiers Conference, a one-day conference in Pittsburgh. This conference is a joint venture between the White House, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. During the conference, President Obama announced a number... Read more » The post White House wants the nation to get ready for AI appeared first on ReadWrite.
17th October 2016 00:57
The Apple Watch has been touted as the most accurate wrist-based wearable in a new study from the Cleveland Clinic, published in JAMA Cardiology. The study was performed on 50 healthy adults, who wore an electrocardiogram (EKG), Fitbit Charge HR, Apple Watch, Mio Alpha, Basis Peak, and a chest strap for several hours. See Also:... Read more » The post Is the Apple Watch now the most accurate wearable? appeared first on ReadWrite.
15th October 2016 02:06
Four startups are set to join InnoCité MTL’s third cohort. This Montreal-based accelerator deals with building smart city solutions. Since launching, InnoCité MTL has chosen startups based on their relevance to the issues addressed by the six main programs of the Montreal Smart and Digital City 2016-2017 action plan. Those programs focus on public Wi-Fi, an... Read more » The post Montreal says bonjour to innovative startups appeared first on ReadWrite.
15th October 2016 01:59
CNN just reported that Yinchuan is on a path to be the blueprint “smart city” for all the urban metropolises across China. The city has hosted TM Forum’s Smart City InFocus conference for two years. Located in the north of China, Yinchuan, the capital of Ningxia Hui province, has a population of 1.5 million people. It is home to the annual China-Arab... Read more » The post Yinchuan is the smart city choice for China appeared first on ReadWrite.
15th October 2016 01:54
The Internet of Things (IoT) has the opportunity to reinvent how we visualize the internet, but it also comes with a variety of challenges, including the threat of hackers devastating lives or destroying a business’s assets. This chaotic future may already be upon us, according to researchers at Incapsula. The DDoS protection provider showed a... Read more » The post Hackers use decade old vulnerability to attack Internet of Things appeared first on ReadWrite.
14th October 2016 04:00
In the increasingly crowded market place of smart watches, a small niche of companies is offering an alternative to the standard designs by offering smart watch bands as an alternative to smartwatch faces. One of these is Madrid- and Paris-based startup Maintool, who have created the Classi watch band, a wearable which enables users to make their... Read more » The post Maintool can now make any watch into a smartwatch appeared first on ReadWrite.