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Major autonomous vehicle project launched at Millbrook

The AutoAir consortium has launched its 5G test bed for connected autonomous vehicles, at an event taking place at Millbrook proving ground this week.

The event included demonstrations of a variety of functions, including the transmission of data at ‘5G-like speeds’ ...

London and Helsinki to collaborate on AI and smart cities

London and Helsinki’s chief digital officers (CDOs), Theo Blackwell and Mikko Rusama, respectively, have signed the City to City Digital Declaration, which sets out several areas of cooperation in the fields of artificial intelligence, open data, and digital innovation.


Sigfox publishes its specification for IoT devices

?Sigfox, an Internet of Things (IoT) service provider, has publicly released the specifications of its radio protocol for connected objects, allowing open source implementations.

The move only applies to connected objects and not to Sigfox’s base stations and ...

Cambridge smart city roll-out

Smart street lighting specialist Telensa has announced the launch of the Urban Data Project, facilitated by a new Azure cloud platform developed by the company.

The solution – according to Telnsa – creates a “trust infrastructure for urban data, enabling cities to ...

Groupe PSA, IBM and Sigfox team up on container tracking

Groupe PSA, a French car manufacturer, has opted for a “Track&Trace” solution based on IBM’s cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and Sigfox’s international low-power wide area network, to track the movement of sensor-equipped containers between its factories and ...

Major industry body publishes new Wi-Fi guidelines

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has published a new white paper, identifying the gaps in current in-home Wi-Fi standards, and highlighting the need – according to the organisation – for “intelligent network optimisation.” The document is called the In-Home Wi-Fi Industry ...

Big change at BigChange

Mobile workforce technology company BigChange has acquired Labyrinth Logistics Consulting and Trace Systems. The latter provides fleet, garage and workshop solutions, while the former is a supply chain and logistics consultancy.

Speaking of the deals, Martin Port, ...

Tyre company buys telematics powerhouse

Tyre and rubber company Bridgestone has entered into an agreement with TomTom to acquire the latter’s telematics business. The deal will be worth 910 million euros.

The intention on the part of Bridgestone – according to a statement – is to create a data platform for ...


Ordnance Survey digital information partnership

Technology provider Mobileye has signed a deal with Ordnance Survey to provide the latter with “high precision road network location data.”

Integral to this will be the company’s “automotive camera-based mapping capabilities,” with the roll-out anticipated to support ...

Survey: connected devices becoming ubiquitous

The research and consulting arm of mobile operator association the GSMA has revealed that 90 per cent of people in developed countries now own a smartphone, with the average household also operating six ‘connected’ devices.

The information is found in two new reports ...

UK company wins major IoT award

Technology firm Connexin has won the IoT Breakthrough award for smart city deployment of the year, for its work with the Newcastle Smart Road pilot.

According to the company, this year’s awards attracted more than 3,500 nominations from across the globe covering a ...


Nokia: IoT botnet activity up 33% since 2016

According to Nokia’s Threat Intelligence Report 2019, IoT (Internet of Things) botnet activity accounted for 78 per cent of malware detection events in communication service provider (CSP) networks in 2018. This is up from the 33 per cent seen in 2016, when IoT botnets were ...

Delivery partners chosen for major UK police IT project

Deloitte and BT have been confirmed as suppliers for the UK police national enabling programmes (NEP), as well as the burgeoning police national management centre (NMC).

Deloitte has been selected as the ‘client delivery partner,’ providing a range of services to ...

Heathrow upgrades communications management

Heathrow has appointed airport technology specialist SITA to provide support to its communication network. This includes more than 12,000 telephones, 150,000 LAN connections, 1,900 radios and more than 3,500 WLAN access points across its campus.

According to Heathrow, ...


Semi-autonomous barges to cut traffic congestion in Dutch city

Dell EMC and Nokia have become lead technology partners in a public-private smart city initiative to help the Dutch City of Delft reduce truck congestion in its centre using semi-autonomous, hydrogen-powered barges in existing waterways for ‘last mile’ transportation.


Drone company recruits renowned management consultant

UAV specialist Drone Major Group has appointed Jonothan Davey as its director of strategy. It is a new position which, according to the company, reflects the "transformational impact that drone technology is beginning to have globally."

Davey has over 18 years of ...

Budget 2018: what does it mean for telecoms?

Land Mobile looks at the budget’s implications including the additional funding for fibre and R&D, along with the measures that could indirectly stimulate demand for two-way radio.

As part of the government’s strategy to ensure a nationwide full fibre network by 2033 ...


Tractor-car communication demonstrated at ETSI event

Wireless communications between a John Deere tractor and a car over a communications platform from Sensivov are being demonstrated at ETSI’s annual IoT event in Sophia this week.

The exhibit shows how the two vehicles can communicate, giving visual and sound signals ...

Facial recognition billboards' European roll-out

Digital billboard solution Bidooh has partnered with companies based in the Czech Republic and Romania, to roll-out 3,000 of its live advertising screens across eastern Europe.

The platform enables businesses to create an advert via the use of an app, which is then ...

Finalists revealed for ageing innovations awards

The International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) and Just Group have announced the shortlisted entrants of the Innovating for Ageing initiative, several of which include wireless communications solutions.

There were initially 77 entrants to the competition, which aims ...

Networking company’s financial help for clients

Ruckus Networks has announced the world-wide launch of a financial services programme designed to help customers invest in the latest hardware, software and professional services.

The financing options on offer as part of the scheme include leasing, zero percent ...
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