Last Build Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:49:42 +0000
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:49:42 +0000
Indian Railways is undertaking a smart city makeover for its stations in 10 cities around the country. As reported by Indian gadget news site BGR, the railroad recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Urban Development. The MOU will see the transformation of stations in 10 cities to further the agenda of the... Read more »
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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:03:00 +0000
It’s a well-documented position that the IoT market is generally yet to move beyond the early-adopter stage in many industry verticals and use-cases. The adoption curve versus the hype curve is still behind, but there’s a very evident shift in the market to suggest that activity is ramping up significantly. When comparing this market maturity... Read more »
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:59:19 +0000
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 »
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:48:59 +0000
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 »
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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:25:49 +0000
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 »
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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:57:51 +0000
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 »
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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:42:08 +0000
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 »
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Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:30:55 +0000
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 »
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:07:19 +0000
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 »
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Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:54:03 +0000
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 »
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