Automotive

By Kal Gyimesi on November 29, 2017

Developing IoT-enabled vehicles: a tsunami of change (part 1)

A far-reaching transition is underway in the world of complex product engineering. Entirely new development systems, agile methods and the introduction of cognitive, AI-driven analytics are dramatically improving how IoT-enabled vehicles are brought to market and updated through their lifecycle. Consumers want the connected products they interact with to not only work flawlessly, but to […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 14, 2017

Industrial Design’s New Challenge: Success Through Connection

Product success in the age of the IoT depends more than ever on blending smart sensors with attractive design and influencing how consumers use devices—or whether they use them at all. (Consider how many fitness trackers are currently sitting in kitchen junk drawers.) Today’s industrial designers know that for trackers to be worn and loved, […]

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By Cristian Olariu on November 9, 2017

Cars that see: when your car “gets” you

“What’s on your mind?” is the question we ask our colleagues and friends when we notice that they’re deep in thought.  We humans naturally read each other’s thoughts using body language and facial expressions. That allows us to help each other by sharing common concerns and working together to solve problems. What if your car […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 1, 2017

Autonomous vehicles – Watson IoT helps pave an industry revolution

Even the largest and most forward-looking auto manufacturers today were built around the economics of the 20th century, not the 21st. They followed the codes of Detroit and Tokyo more than those of Silicon Valley. But everyone knew disruption was coming—it was just a matter of when. So when companies like Google, Uber and Tesla […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 1, 2017

Connected vehicles technology comes to life with IBM Watson IoT

The driverless revolution in the auto industry is already buzzing along city streets around the world, in a variety of tests and trials—and not just for cars, but for 18-wheel delivery trucks loaded with beer. Yet the excitement surrounding the emergence of autonomous connected vehicles tends to overshadow another tech revolution underway: the addition of […]

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By Miriam Oglesby on October 11, 2017

The Secure Connected Car solution at IAA 2017

It’s no news that in any modern car there can be up to 100 computer components. As our cars become increasingly connected, digital, and computerized, the growing number of ECUs (Electronic Control Units) create an expansive and inviting attack surface and vulnerabilities for malicious incidents. Car hacking could include hackers attempting remote exploitation or takeover, […]

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By Miriam Oglesby on October 11, 2017

Behind the scenes at the me Convention

In mid September, in Frankfurt, neighbouring the International Motor Show, SXSW and Mercedes Benz hosted the first ever me Convention. An agenda bursting with inspirational speakers and a buzzing atmosphere, the me Convention is a completely new event which, over three days, brought together creatives from the design and technology industries. From 15th – 17th […]

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By Jen Clark on September 20, 2017

Presentation: new business models driven by cognitive intelligence

Last week’s IAA event in Frankfurt was the place for people passionate about the automotive industry to come together, play with new ideas, investigate new business opportunities and share their thoughts on where the industry will go next. Among them was Stefan Schumacher, IBM’s Global Director for Connected Vehicle & Mobility Services, who discussed new, […]

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By Jen Clark on September 14, 2017

City of Tomorrow: The Integration of Everything

On Thursday September 14th Ben Stanley, Automotive Research Lead from IBM’s Institute for Business Value, spoke at IAA 2017 about the changing ways consumers will engage with their vehicles. Ben explored the promise of self-enabling cars, the power of cognitive technology to offer a connected experience and the willingness of consumers to embrace these new capabilities. […]

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By Jen Clark on September 14, 2017

The cognitive effect on automotive

The automotive industry is experiencing a paradigm shift. Today’s vehicles are no longer just for transport. Instead, they are moving data centres with the potential to offer consumers access to in-car services like on-the-go toll and parking payments, weather data, automatic route calculation and much more. In the week that Frankfurt hosts its well-renowned international […]

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By Jen Clark on September 14, 2017

ZF, UBS and IBM bring blockchain to in-vehicle payments

The announcements are coming thick and fast at Frankfurt’s Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) this week. Today, IBM revealed an exciting project in collaboration with ZF Friedrichshafen AG and UBS: to develop the first blockchain-based automotive transaction platform for mobility services. This shared ledger technology will enable secure and transparent in-vehicle payments, so that motorists can pay for tolls, parking, […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on August 1, 2017

Cars that care, chapter 3: The remedy – understanding drivers

While we anticipate autonomous cars taking over on-road decision making, some technical and legal challenges may be more difficult to solve than expected. Self-driving cars will be available in about a decade, but people will continue driving for many years to come. Drivers remain a critical component of road safety. Increasingly, the overall experience in vehicles […]

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