IAA 2017

The Secure Connected Car solution at IAA 2017

Written by Miriam Oglesby | October 11, 2017 | Automotive

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, ...read more


Behind the scenes at the me Convention

Written by Miriam Oglesby | October 11, 2017 | Automotive

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 ...read more


Presentation: new business models driven by cognitive intelligence

Written by Jen Clark | September 20, 2017 | Automotive

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, ...read more


IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 14th September 2017

Written by Jen Clark | September 14, 2017 | Blog

It’s all about Apple this week, as the unveiling of the iPhone X and Apple Watch 3 are greeted with mixed reactions. In other news, we’ve been putting in a showing at Frankfurt’s international motor show (IAA), where autonomous tech and cars that combine transport, PA capabilities, entertainment systems and retail hubs in one are ...read more


City of Tomorrow: The Integration of Everything

Written by Jen Clark and Ben Stanley | September 14, 2017 | Automotive

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. ...read more


The cognitive effect on automotive

Written by Jen Clark | September 14, 2017 | Automotive, Events

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 ...read more


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

Written by Jen Clark | September 14, 2017 | Automotive

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, ...read more


IBM at the me Convention 2017

Written by Jen Clark | September 14, 2017 | Events

A mere 20 minutes from this year’s IAA event in Frankfurt, a new convention is born – one that will run in parallel with the famous international motor show. This event is the me Convention:  a festival-style feast of creativity, design and technology served up through panel sessions, keynotes, workshops and art installations, running from 15th-17th September. ...read more