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The scoop on IoT and Blockchain

Written by Cara Chin | December 5, 2016 | Blog

You want to talk about ice cream? I’m listening! Earlier this year, I asked a colleague to explain IoT and Blockchain and he started talking about how it could help ensure that the ice cream in my local supermarket was of the highest quality by optimising the supply chain. My interest was piqued. Blockchain in ...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


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


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


What is industry 4.0?

Written by Jen Clark | October 12, 2016 | Automotive, Blog, Factories...

Industry 4.0: IoT does smart manufacturing Industry 4.0 manufacturing is all about the increasing connectivity of smaller and smaller components. It uses the data collected by physical things, either built products out in the real world, or components within a machine on the production line, to impact how these things themselves are manufactured. The more ...read more


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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read more