IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 23rd March 2017

Written by Jen Clark | March 23, 2017 | Blog

This week, Apple steal two headlines with their acquisition of automation tool Workflow and the release of a new, cheaper iPad. There’s more on the automated vehicle front too, as startup DeepScale raises $3 million for its AI perception technology to help make self-driving safe. Read on for the latest from the connected world. Apple’s more

#AccessibleOlli: Creating freedom in transport

Written by Lynne Slowey | March 22, 2017 | Automotive

Self-driving shuttle bus Olli has become something of a celebrity in the Automotive world. He’s made public appearances at World of Watson and CES 2017, and is already hard at work on the streets of National Harbor Maryland and Berlin. Now, Olli has become the centre of a new challenge: the #AccessibleOlli project – a more

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 16th March 2017

Written by Jen Clark | March 16, 2017 | Blog

This week, a new book explores eerily human-looking robots, Tag Heuer bring out the big guns with their $1,600 smartwatch and Nvidia partners with Bosch on an AI supercomputer for autonomous driving. Tag Heuer announces $1,600 smartwatch with Android Wear Following the success of its $1,500 connected smartwatch, Tag Heuer is back with an (even) more

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 2nd March 2017

Written by Jen Clark | March 2, 2017 | Blog

This week in the connected world, the Mobile World Congress took place in Barcelona, Nissan are testing their self-driving cars in London, and leaked videos give an unplanned preview into the design of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 smartphone. Nissan’s self-driving car is tested on London’s streets Nissan is rolling out a testing programme for its self-driving 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 more

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 19th January 2017

Written by Jen Clark | January 19, 2017 | Blog

Welcome to the IoT weekly round-up. This week, the connected world brings you flying cars! Well, almost. They’re going to be tested by Airbus this year, apparently. TomTom acquires Berlin-based start-up Autonomos to beef up its self-driving tech, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg defends Oculus Rift against allegations of stolen trade secrets, and Brexit takes its toll more

IBM at the CAR Symposium

Written by Jen Clark | January 18, 2017 | Automotive, Conferences

So far, it seems as though 2017 has been all about connected cars. If you haven’t had your fill of them at CES or NAIAS (where some of the IoT team were last week) you’re in luck: because CAR Symposium is happening on 1st February at RuhrCongress, Bochum, Germany. IBM at the CAR Symposium Each more

NAIAS: Taking humans out of the driving experience

Written by Ryan Boyles | January 15, 2017 | Automotive, Blog

This afternoon, Donna Satterfield moderated a discussion about the digital brain of cars. Donna is the VP of Auto, Aerospace and Defense in IBM’s Global Business Services group, so safety and security was top of mind for this panel. If auto makers want to take people out of the driving environment, there are many obstacles more

Big data and the challenges in the car industry

Written by Lynne Slowey | January 12, 2017 | Automotive

Another day at NAIAS 2017, and IBM have joined Intel and KPMG to talk big data and self-driving cars. Gary Silberg, Partner and Automotive Leader for KPMG, started things off. Six years ago, before it was chic, before it was cool, I wrote a paper: Self-driving cars: the next revolution. My colleagues thought I was more

Technologies that will drive the automotive transformation

Written by Lynne Slowey | January 12, 2017 | Automotive

We’re here this week at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS 2017), and it’s all about IoT, connected cars, and autonomous driving. The first panel IBM is taking part in explores the technologies that will drive the biggest changes and transformation in the automotive industry. Here’s how it went… The session kicked off with 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 more

CES 2017 wrap-up: Friday 6th January

Written by Jen Clark | January 6, 2017 | Conferences

It’s Day 2 at the world’s biggest technology exhibition, and there’s an overwhelming amount to see and do. Today’s highlights include supersessions, keynote speeches, award presentations and products to make your eyes pop. Here’s a quick wrap-up of the best bits. Keynotes and conferences Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm Incorporate gave this morning’s keynote, telling more