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Combatting loneliness in the aging population with #AccessibleOlli

Written by Kal Gyimesi | March 15, 2018 | Automotive

Earlier this year, IBM’s Institute for Business Value published a report entitled ‘Loneliness and the aging population.’ At its heart was a desire to understand and address the challenges of global demographic aging trends, and one in particular: loneliness. Download the report from the IBM Institute for Business Value There are many triggers for loneliness ...read more


#AccessibleOlli drives us forward at CES

Written by Laura Langendorf | January 12, 2018 | Automotive, Blog, Events

Did you know that 15 percent of us live with disabilities? That jumps to 25 percent for people 50+. And by the time we’re 65, half of us will have one or more impairments. That’s why #AccessibleOlli was such a draw at this year’s CES with it’s very worthy mission: autonomous for all of us. ...read more


5 smart reasons to find us at CES

Written by Laura Langendorf | January 8, 2018 | Events

What better way to start of 2018 than with this year’s CES. For the past 50 years, it’s been a proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies. This year, major expectations center around smart cars and (our favorite) the Internet of Things. Of note is the keynote by Ford CEO Jim Hackett, who will share Ford’s ...read more


Watson: The road to personalization from Cannes Lions

Written by Kal Gyimesi | June 23, 2017 | Automotive

The annual Cannes Lion Festival of Creativity brings together worldwide leaders in the creative communications world.  It’s the foremost event for ad agencies and for globally recognized consumer brands to hear about new ideas on the cutting edge of technology, imagination and virtualization, like Watson. Rather than the typical summary presentations of strategic direction and ...read more


TU Automotive announce Olli as ‘Best Auto Mobility’ winner

Written by Scott Stockwell | June 7, 2017 | Automotive

  If you’re in the auto business, you’ll likely have heard of TU-Automotive. They work at the intersection of consumer electronics, mobile and IoT with a focus on connectivity, mobility and autonomous vehicles.  And as more and more of our transport moves in this direction, it’s a key area. On June 6 in Novi, Michigan, the ...read more


IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 20th April 2017

Written by Jen Clark | April 20, 2017 | Blog

Welcome to the IoT weekly round-up. Unsurprisingly, this week is full of Facebook news from the two-day F8 event on 18-19 April, the most interesting of which is the possibility that one day we will be able to publish emails, tweets and messages directly from our thoughts. Read on for the latest. A flood of ...read more


The connected opera singer: Part 3, touring

Written by Jen Clark | February 2, 2017 | Automotive, Blog

Touring is one of my favourite things. Fellow cast members and production team become your best mates (for a while at least). You get to see the country, or even the world; to try new varieties of exotic grub and booze and amuse the locals with your brave attempts at conversation in their language. It’s ...read more


IoT at the North American International Auto Show

Written by Jen Clark | January 10, 2017 | Automotive

This week Detroit hosts the North American International Auto Show, where the world’s top automotive experts, designers, engineers and tech whizzkids meet to showcase groundbreaking new designs and share their expertise with the industry. We’ll be there to have a nose at what’s new in connected vehicles. Over the last few months we’ve been writing ...read more


Transforming transportation for the world’s aging population and people with disabilities

Written by Andrew LaHart | January 6, 2017 | Automotive, Health and medicine

The earned privilege of driving tethers us only as far as the road, fuel, and our physical and cognitive abilities can take us. And, we all know what waits for us on the horizon as we age – losing the freedom to safely operate a vehicle. By teaming with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation ...read more


Wild Ducks November podcast: Meet Olli, the first self-driving cognitive vehicle, from Local Motors

Written by Jen Clark | November 23, 2016 | Blog

The Wild Ducks podcast series gives us a chance to get to know technology’s hell-raisers: restless, creative people who are using technology to change the world in a major way. In November’s Wild Ducks podcast, presenters Bernhard Warner and Jeffrey O’Brien talk to Local Motors CEO Jay Rogers about the impact of Olli, the world’s ...read more


What did Dr Lucy Rogers ‘make’ of World of Watson?

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | November 10, 2016 | Blog

Dr Lucy Rogers is a maker and engineer, and judge of BBC TV’s series Robot Wars. She joined IBM at World of Watson, and here’s what she thought of the tech, the talks, the self-driving car, and the cognitive noun… It was clear from everything I saw at World of Watson that IBM has some ...read more


The future of IoT: reflecting on a week at World of Watson

Written by Will Reilly | November 7, 2016 | Blog

IoT and Watson The Internet of Things (IoT) all starts with the ‘thing’ – a car, a thermostat, a toaster, a watch, a plane, a building.  One of the aspects of IoT that I love the most is how tangible it is.  We use things every day all the time They are a fundamental part ...read more