Automotive

Consumers, cars and the Internet of Things

Written by Ben Stanley | December 8, 2016 | Automotive

In the future, the digital experience people have in cars will become more important than the physical features of those cars. Connectivity will be more important than horsepower, mobility services more important than styling and personalization more important than road handling. And the ‘inconvenience’ of moving from one point to another because of time lost ...read more


How IoT is innovating transport to make cities more liveable

Written by Matt Bellias | November 28, 2016 | Automotive, Blog, Travel

This is the third post in a three-part series on how the Internet of Things is impacting transport. Congestion, primarily driven by commuters and centered around cities, is a huge economic problem – costing the U.S. $160 billion per year according to researchers at Texas A&M. This is a global problem, often affecting growing cities ...read more


Honda, Watson IoT and Formula 1

Written by Christopher Cameron | November 22, 2016 | Automotive

Every driver that exits the cockpit of Honda’s all new MP4-31 leaves with a determination to uncover those last few tweaks needed to shave thousandths of a second off their lap times. The MP4-31, a striking and innovative beast, hugs the corners of each turn at the Silverstone Circuit in Towcester, United Kingdom. This rainy ...read more


Around the world in 80 days by electric motorcycle – part 5 – real-time reporting

Written by Ronald Teijken | November 18, 2016 | Automotive

The Weather Company, part of IBM and the world’s largest private weather enterprise, has been working with StormWave. StormWave is a project involving 23 students from Eindhoven University. The students there have built an electric motorcycle to cover 40,000 kilometers in 80 days. The project has been a collaboration of a number of companies also ...read more


Three ways IoT will change your commute for the better

Written by Matt Bellias | November 16, 2016 | Automotive

This is the first post in a three-part series on how the Internet of Things is impacting transportation. Say “Internet of Things” and most people think of consumer applications like fitness trackers, smart thermostats and refrigerators that talk to your TV. But until now consumers have yet to see IoT change their lives on a ...read more


Around the world in 80 days by electric motorcycle – part 4 – real-time reporting

Written by Xander Janssen | November 7, 2016 | Automotive, Blog

In this blog series, business partners elaborate on how they experienced the StormWave research project thus far. The project involves 23 students from Eindhoven University building an electric motorcycle to cover 40,000 kilometers in 80 days. Recently, NXP shared their contribution to this promising IoT story, as well as KPN and Tomtom. Today we hear ...read more


Around the world in 80 days by electric motorcycle – part 3 – navigation

Written by Paul Hesen | October 28, 2016 | Automotive, Blog, Case Study

In this series we follow the ‘Storm Wave’ electric motorcycle as it tours the world in 80 days. This week we look at TomTom’s involvement. You can read about the team’s mission and how they got started in part 1 of the story including the involvement of NXP and KPN  who’ve helped with communications infrastructure. ...read more


Around the world in 80 days by electric motorcycle – part 2 – M2M communication

Written by Scott Stockwell | October 22, 2016 | Automotive, Blog

“Show the world what electric vehicles can do” is the challenge that has been taken up by a team of 23 students from the Eindhoven University of Technology. They currently tour around the world with their self-built electric motors, for a total of 40.000 kilometers in only 80 days. The electric touring motorcycle, christened “STORM ...read more


IoT and miles per gallon: how we market cars

Written by Russell Gowers | October 20, 2016 | Automotive

This morning, as yet another Navarra/L200-alike truck battered past me at 90mph, the thought occurred to me – “that thing must be doing the square root of naff-all miles per gallon”. After all, the things you need for economy at high speed are: low weight, a minimal drag coefficient, and an engine optimised for motorway ...read more


Around the world in 80 days – by Storm Wave electric motorcycle

Written by Gino Knubben | October 18, 2016 | Automotive, Blog

 “Show the world what electric vehicles can do”.  This is the challenge a team of 23 students from the Eindhoven University of Technology have taken up. They are currently touring around the world with their self-built electric motorcycle. The trip will cover 40,000 kilometers in only 80 days. The team named their electric touring motorcycle ...read more


AutoMOBILE – the future data-defined mobility experience

Written by Sebastian Wedeniwski | October 14, 2016 | Automotive, Blog

The connected car is transforming from a hardware-defined vehicle to a data-defined mobility experience, inside a contextual space that can be personalized and is capable to learn. But what exactly is a data-defined vehicle and how will we start designing this? Today, vehicles are about, physical appearance, physical engine design, and physical performance, manage and ...read more


Five ways IoT will change how you experience air travel

Written by Franklin Morris | October 13, 2016 | Automotive, Travel

Remember your last cross-country flight? Between the hassle of checking in, the security lines, the fear of missing luggage and the ever-diminishing legroom, the experience probably left plenty of room for improvement. But there is good news on the horizon for airline passengers. Your air travel experience — on the ground and in the air ...read more