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28th August 2016 18:00
The latest Internet of Things (IoT) sub-segment to emerge is the Internet of Robotic Things, where intelligent robots operate with relative autonomy. As reported by ZDNet, ABI Research is championing the emergence of IoT-powered robots. In essence the Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT) describes devices that are able to combine data from various sources, monitor... Read more » The post Say hello to the Internet of Robotic Things appeared first on ReadWrite.
27th August 2016 23:00
U.K.-based fashion retailer Topshop announced an annual wearable competition, Top Pitch, earlier this year. It is aimed at startups and entrepreneurs working on smart clothing and wearables. The first competition came to a close this week, with Topshop selecting The Crated’s heated jacket as the winner. The jacket integrates circuitry into the textiles that can... Read more » The post A heated jacket wins Topshop’s wearable competition appeared first on ReadWrite.
27th August 2016 20:00
Alvarez Technology Group is planning to double down on Internet of Things (IoT) deployment in the agriculture industry. Luis Alvarez, the CEO, spoke to The Channel Company at XChange 2016 about the developments and challenges. In the world of agriculture, Alvarez claims the most important customer considerations are cost savings and operational efficiencies. In the... Read more » The post Can IoT provide agriculture with an annual bumper crop? appeared first on ReadWrite.
27th August 2016 17:00
As a developing country and an emerging economic powerhouse, India has a large number of heavy industries and increasingly depends upon the expansion of such industries for greater economic growth. Over the next few decades, as the government’s “Made in India” initiative gains momentum, there shall be a greater reliance on industry to provide employment... Read more » The post Industrial IoT and energy efficiency will slash carbon emissions appeared first on ReadWrite.
27th August 2016 00:53
MIT spin-out nuTonomy launched the first public trial of a self-driving taxi service in Singapore on Thursday, a few weeks before ride-hailing giant Uber launches its own service in Pittsburgh. The public trial will take place in the one-North subzone, a 2.5 square mile business district. Customers will be chosen by nuTonomy and the ride,... Read more » The post nuTonomy cabs ready for hailing in Singapore appeared first on ReadWrite.
27th August 2016 00:22
A Deutsche Telekom official says artificial intelligence (AI) will be needed to break smart city data out of its silos. As reported by Mobile World Live, thoughts about smart city evolution appeared on the blog of Claudia Nemat, the Deutsche Telekom (DT) board member who oversees Technology & Innovation Europe. In her piece, Nemat described... Read more » The post Will smart cities need AI to truly flourish? appeared first on ReadWrite.
26th August 2016 18:44
Real estate franchise Coldwell Banker has signed a supplier agreement with Worthington Group, which will supply a “Smart Home Staging Kit” to affiliated real estate agents to make the house “smart home ready.” The current staging kit consists of six devices – a Nest Smart Thermostat, a Nest Protect smoke alarm and a Nest security camera,... Read more » The post Going smart is the home stager’s latest trick appeared first on ReadWrite.
25th August 2016 23:27
News is emerging from North Korea that the Hermit Kingdom has launched its own Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform to modernize its factories. As reported by NK News, a Seoul-based monitor of North Korean activity, the new technology was recently showcased on state television. The broadcasts from North Korea revealed the launch of Star... Read more » The post Now it’s a party: Even North Korea gets in on IoT appeared first on ReadWrite.
25th August 2016 23:13
Japanese automaker Hyundai plans to test autonomous cars at Willow Run, Michigan, an 311 acre test site in development, dedicated to simulating self-driving in a town. The American Center for Mobility, a state government organization, will operate the facility. It plans to open its doors in 2017, using a ‘pay per use’ model for manufacturers... Read more » The post Hyundai joins start line at Willow Run self-driving test track appeared first on ReadWrite.
25th August 2016 20:00
The Internet of Things (IoT) is touted as a future source of huge revenues, but concerns are mounting that Return on Investment (ROI) expectations are too aggressive. An article on IDG’s ARNnet discusses a report by Current Analysis that raises the topic of sky-high expectations surrounding IoT. And it suggests that in some cases lackluster... Read more » The post Are IoT return on investment expectations over-hyped? appeared first on ReadWrite.
25th August 2016 18:00
China Telecom, the state owned fixed-line operator, has released its latest five-year plan detailing the company’s move into emerging markets. The change comes as China Mobile, the state owned mobile operator, starts to encroach on China Telecom’s business. More Chinese customers, especially the younger generation, are skipping fixed-line telephones and broadband for cheaper mobile contracts.... Read more » The post China Telecom’s future focuses on big data, IoT, and the cloud appeared first on ReadWrite.
25th August 2016 16:34
Component suppliers Mobileye and Delphi announced on Tuesday a new partnership, called Central Sensing Localization and Planning (CSLP), that aims to have a driverless system road ready by the end of 2019. The two firms will share technology to build the driverless system, which we assume will be licensed to automotive manufacturers. Delphi will supply... Read more » The post Mobileye and Delphi aim for autonomous tech by 2019 appeared first on ReadWrite.
24th August 2016 23:00
The Internet of Things is taking over the world. Well, maybe not in a literal global domination kind of way, but just about every “thing” we interact with these days has the potential of becoming part of the growing Internet of Things. This is a big opportunity for companies that produce these products to expand their... Read more » The post IoT and companies: Everyone wants a piece of this revolution appeared first on ReadWrite.
24th August 2016 19:30
The South Korean government is failing to support the development of self-driving vehicles, due to “excessive and unnecessary” regulations that are forcing manufacturers to test cars in other countries. That’s what the Korea Economic Research Institute, a private think tank, said to The Korea Herald on Wednesday. The institute is worried that if the government... Read more » The post Korean rules falling behind on self-driving development appeared first on ReadWrite.
24th August 2016 18:00
Smart cities of the future will require a new way of thinking about city planning from construction to budgetary requirements. But one of the most important considerations is how these new technologies will actually communicate with one-another. One of the technologies that are in development today is referred to as low-power, wide-area (LPWA). LPWA is one... Read more » The post Could LPWA trump 5G and Mesh for smart cities? appeared first on ReadWrite.