By Matthew Jones on March 23, 2017

Blockchain for Automotive

This is the first of several blog posts that examine how the Automotive industry will be impacted by Blockchain in the near and not so distant future. First, let me remind you what Blockchain is. Second, I will highlight some of a Blockchain’s most powerful features. Third, I will introduce some of the most promising […]

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By Lynne Slowey on March 22, 2017

#AccessibleOlli: Creating freedom in transport

Self-driving shuttle bus Olli has become something of a celebrity in the Automotive world. He’s made public appearances at World of Watson and CES 2017, and is already hard at work on the streets of National Harbor Maryland and Berlin. Now, Olli has become the centre of a new challenge: the #AccessibleOlli project – a […]

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By Zach Jory on March 18, 2017

Transforming engineering and product development with IoT

As the Internet of Things becomes pervasive, engineering organizations are exploring the possibilities of IoT and figuring out how to implement in a way that drives tremendous business impact. Products have moved beyond mechanical and electrical components to include complex combinations of hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors and software—as well as ubiquitous connectivity. While this […]

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By Bambi Grundwerg on March 7, 2017

MIT & Watson: hacking assistive technology for #AccessibleOlli

It’s a frigid Saturday morning and I’m on my way to attend the Assistive Technology Hackathon at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. I knew that one of the hack challenges presented by IBM Research and IBM technology partner Local Motors was designed to address difficulties that the blind and visually impaired face on urban transportation, […]

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By Lynne Slowey on February 16, 2017

From automotive to mobility, the future of IoT for the car industry

We joined IBM’s John Kitchingman, Vice President, Global Sales Leader for Automotive at Watson IoT’s Genius of Things event… Looking back at some of the thought leadership IBM has published over the last few years, I noticed studies that examined how the auto industry would change. From both the product and business model perspective. It’s […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on February 13, 2017

Redefining the automotive infotainment experience

Infotainment – the first clue about how hot a concept will become is when a pithy portmanteau has been added to our language.  As the promise and capabilities of automotive infotainment has been building for some years, we can finally feel like we have liftoff.  This year, CES has been overrun by the latest technologies […]

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By Jen Clark on February 2, 2017

The connected opera singer: Part 3, touring

Touring is one of my favourite things. Fellow cast members and production team become your best mates (for a while at least). You get to see the country, or even the world; to try new varieties of exotic grub and booze and amuse the locals with your brave attempts at conversation in their language. It’s […]

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By Harriet Green on February 1, 2017

Managing transformation in the automotive industry: Watson is here to help

Today Harriet Green, General Manager, Watson Internet of Things, Commerce and Education, joined CAR-Symposium in Bochum, Germany to share exciting updates on IBM’s work with the automotive industry. You can watch it here, or read Harriet’s summary blog below. The changing market of automotive The car industry is changing, and very dramatically. The way cars […]

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By Ed Cuoco on February 1, 2017

Around the world in 80 days by electric motorcycle – part 7 – weather data

In this blog series, business partners detail their experiences of the StormWave research project, which involved 23 students from Eindhoven University building an electric motorcycle (StormWave) to cover 40,000 kilometers in 80 days. Over the past few weeks, NXP shared their contribution to this promising IoT story, as well as KPN, TomTom, Itility and IBM. […]

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By Jen Clark on January 18, 2017

IBM at the CAR Symposium

So far, it seems as though 2017 has been all about connected cars. If you haven’t had your fill of them at CES or NAIAS (where some of the IoT team were last week) you’re in luck: because CAR Symposium is happening on 1st February at RuhrCongress, Bochum, Germany. IBM at the CAR Symposium Each […]

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By Dean Phillips on January 18, 2017

The role of virtual assistants in driving – lessons from Ford hackathon and CES 2017

One thing was clear at CES 2017: virtual assistants from Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and IBM showed up in a broad range of robots, speakers, appliances and even vehicles. Amazon’s Alexa was the clear winner with an entourage of companies demonstrating new Skills that control their services and devices through Alexa commands. IBM demonstrated partnerships with […]

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By Jacqi Levy on January 17, 2017

Is the connected car the next big ecommerce platform?

Unless you live in a dense urban area, then you probably spend a lot of time in your car. In fact, the average American spends about 46 minutes of every day in his or her vehicle. According to Mark Lloyd, Consumer Online Officer for General Motors OnStar, work and home are typically the number one […]

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