The precision race car: IoT and the story of Sam Schmidt

Written by Timothy Chou | October 11, 2016 | Automotive, Blog

A few years ago I was introduced to track racing and have since had the opportunity to drive at Laguna Seca where I navigated the infamous Corkscrew—successfully. So when I heard Sam Schmidt’s story, I was impressed, to say the least. Sam started racing professionally at the age of 31—which is relatively old compared to more

IBM and Schaeffler announce partnership for digital transformation

Written by Scott Stockwell | October 3, 2016 | Automotive, Blog, Factories...

German industrial giant Schaeffler, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of precision-engineered parts that keep the world moving, has entered a multi-year strategic partnership with IBM to supercharge its entire operations with Watson’s cognitive intelligence. Using IBM’s cloud and Watson IoT technologies, Schaeffler will connect and transform every aspect of its business from its supply more

Integrated transport: a smarter way to travel

Written by Russell Gowers | September 28, 2016 | Automotive

I recently posted on Twitter that I was amazed and disappointed to be able to hire a car and drive from Stansted airport to my home in Cheltenham, more quickly and cheaply than using public transport. I actually got a few retweets (unheard of for my slightly malnourished Twitter) suggesting that I’m not alone in more

Can IoT fuel the next evolution of product development?

Written by Adrian Whitfield | September 28, 2016 | Automotive

For many of us, the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a part of our lives. This may be in the form of a wearable device for you or your dog, perhaps a shiny connected car, or even a connected appliance such as a washing machine. These are all cool and interesting products that can more

IoT ruins movies: Speed

Written by Jen Clark | September 19, 2016 | Automotive, Blog

Setting the scene So I have to admit – yesterday, the most I knew about 1994 action thriller ‘Speed’ was that Family Guy’s Peter Griffin thought the movie’s title was “The bus that couldn’t slow down.” So seeing the film today was an unexpected treat. The film: ‘Speed’ Released in 1994, Speed was a surprise hit, more

OEMs and the multi-faceted customer

Written by Russell Gowers | September 8, 2016 | Automotive

One of the age-old ways of relaxing before a big presentation is to ‘imagine the audience in their underwear’ or ‘imagine them tucked up in bed’. In so doing, you strip away the mystique which surrounds our workplace portrayals of ourselves – our work costumes if you like. For most ordinary workers, a meeting with more

Connected commuting: IoT and smart public transport

Written by Jen Clark | September 7, 2016 | Automotive

Public transport. What a joy. Who hasn’t been top-to-toe in tail lights, quietly seething and wishing that apparition (à la Harry Potter) would hurry up and be a real thing already. While disappearing and reappearing instantly in another place is confined to the realms of fantasy, for now at least, Internet of Things technology is more

Olli: Artificial Intelligence for the real world, in record time

Written by Karen Lewis | September 5, 2016 | Automotive

Moving fast with Olli. From concept, to prototype, through design, out into the market, and taking orders for sales of vehicles – all in less than three months. That’s what disruptive technology is about. Olli is built by Local Motors, the start-up famous for creating the first 3D printed car. However, the brains for Olli more

‘Home James’ – talking about self-driving vehicles at Upshift 2016

Written by Scott Stockwell | August 19, 2016 | Automotive, Blog

What’s the future of mobility? How soon will we see self-driving cars? With ever increasing numbers of us living in cities, will we be able to get around or will we be trapped in perpetual gridlock?  These are some of the thorny topics that AutoBlog wrestles with and on 6 October in Detroit, Michigan, they’re more

IoT ruins movies: Thelma & Louise

Written by Lynne Slowey | July 26, 2016 | Automotive

Setting the scene This time last week I was swooping through the skies in a helicopter, circling and landing in the Grand Canyon. I know what you’re thinking, what relevance does this have to the IoT and IBM? To be honest not a lot, I just really like telling people about my trip! But, of more

Connected cars are a driving force for the IoT

Written by Liza Cooper | July 11, 2016 | Automotive

In Q1 of this year, more automobiles were connected to cellular networks than mobile phones. 84% of American’s use a cellphone, according to a study by Chetan Sharma Consulting. This number has remained steady for the last few years and is not expected to shift much in the near future. Those who are purchasing cellphones more

SilverHook: It’s plane sailing with Watson IoT

Written by Amy Bennett | June 16, 2016 | Automotive, Case Study, Sport and fitness

For those wanting to dive in to IoT, our partnership with Cisco and SilverHook is the perfect example of why you should take the plunge, and get your feet wet… SilverHook powerboats These stunning vehicles reach speeds surpassing 100 MPH in the open ocean. SilverHook Powerboats pride themselves on their advanced monohull designs. These specialized more