self-driving

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


IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 25th January 2018

Written by Jen Clark | January 26, 2018 | Commentary / Opinion

This week, we’re delighted that IBM’s CEO Ginni Rometty is one of the chairs of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Elsewhere, Facebook and Element AI announce new artificial intelligence endeavours, and GM turns its attentions to autonomous driving tech. Davos forum chaired entirely by women This is a big one – the World ...read more


IoT weekly round-up: 11th January 2018

Written by Jen Clark | January 11, 2018 | Blog

Happy New Year! Welcome to this year’s first instalment of the IoT weekly round-up. It’s January, so naturally our crew are scoping out the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018) for the juiciest new developments in connected gadgetry goodness. Read on for some of the highlights so far. Highlights from CES 2018 Automotive is the name ...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


IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 30th November 2017

Written by Jen Clark | December 1, 2017 | Blog

This week, self-driving car Waymo racks up 4 million miles on the road, and Shopify has a new app to track your packages in real time. Self-driving Waymo passes the 4 million mile mark Waymo, formerly Google’s self-driving car project, now has 4 million self-driven miles to its credit. The distance, which would take a ...read more


IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 26th October 2017

Written by Jen Clark | October 26, 2017 | Blog

Welcome to the IoT weekly round-up. This week, LinkedIn’s smart reply function keeps the conversation flowing, a table-tennis-playing robot can teach humans to up their game, and The Weather Company teams up with TripAdvisor to make weather-based activity recommendations for travelers. Forpheus is a table tennis playing robot Omrom have unveiled their latest incarnation of ...read more


IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 12th October 2017

Written by Jen Clark | October 12, 2017 | Blog

Welcome to the weekly IoT round-up! This week, we get a sneak peek at the new Star Wars VR experience (coming soon to Disney Parks), and there’s good news for autonomous vehicles as California DMV rules to allow testing of driverless vehicles. Read on for the latest. Science and Star Wars: real-world droids IBM’s thought ...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


IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 20th July 2017

Written by Jen Clark | July 20, 2017 | Blog

Welcome to the IoT weekly round-up. This week, IBM gets a coveted spot on the IoT Podcast, an MIT researcher may have solved the mystery of integrated touch with virtual reality experiences, and Google’s Expeditions app allows the public to travel virtually to over 600 destinations via a smartphone and VR headset. Bret Greenstein takes ...read more


IoT weekly round-up: Tuesday 4th July 2017

Written by Jen Clark | July 4, 2017 | Blog

It’s all about AI this week. IBM and Wimbledon join forces to put tennis fans at the heart of the action with SlamTracker, Ford announces a new Robots and AI Research team, and Instagram cracks down on offensive comments with an automated text classification system. Meanwhile, on the racier end of the spectrum, adult site ...read more


IoT weekly round-up: Tuesday 27th June 2017

Written by Jen Clark | June 27, 2017 | Blog

The IoT weekly round-up is back! A lot has happened this week – from flying cars at the Paris Air Show and an autonomous wheelchair at MIT, to updated pet-recognition smarts for Kuri, domestic robot and one of the stars of CES earlier this year. Read on for the latest. Spotlight on autonomous flying tech ...read more