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 more

CES: Connected cars, autonomous vehicles, and the future of driving

Written by Lynne Slowey | January 6, 2017 | Automotive

We joined a research panel discussion at CES 2017 focusing on connected cars, self-driving, and autonomy to see what the public are thinking, and where the future lies. Karl Brauer of Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book kicked off by sharing stats on what they have learned from their consumers and what they think of autonomous more

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 5th January 2017

Written by Jen Clark | January 5, 2017 | Blog

Happy New Year from the IoT crowd! This week, we look forward to the 50th Consumer Electronics Show (CES), showing off all the most exciting technology on the horizon during the three day event in Las Vegas. Also: sticky notes get an IoT makeover thanks to a new thermal printer, Faraday’s self-driving electric car looks more

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 22nd December 2016

Written by Jen Clark | December 22, 2016 | Blog

It’s all about self-driving cars in this week’s IoT round-up: automated Uber vehicles are caught running red lights, BMW plans to open an autonomous driving development center in Munich, and Waymo and Honda talk about a possible collaboration. Oh, and just for something a little different: in as few as ten years, we might be more

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 15th December 2016

Written by Jen Clark | December 15, 2016 | Blog

Welcome to this week’s Internet of Things round-up, bringing you the latest stories in the connected world. This week: vehicle-to-vehicle communication might be mandatory from 2017 if a proposal from the U.S. Department of Transport is accepted, Google announces the creation of its self-driving car company, and a London translation firm is hiring the first 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 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 more

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 10th November 2016

Written by Jen Clark | November 10, 2016 | Blog

Welcome to IBM’s weekly IoT round-up: the latest news in the connected world of the Internet of Things. This week, GoPro recalls its ill-fated Karma drone, placeholders for 100 new Pokémon are discovered in the Pokémon GO code, and scientists from Oxford University develop a lip-reading AI machine. Read on for the latest stories. New more

Autonomous boats: self-driving in Amsterdam

Written by Victoria McClellan | October 14, 2016 | Cities

Amsterdam: a quaint city overflowing with charm. After a recent visit, I fulfilled all of my dreams: riding bikes, visiting the Anne Frank house, and eating endless waffles. At the point when I had to slow down, I sat and watched the boats filled with locals and tourists roll by, and the question came to more

‘Home James’ – talking about self-driving vehicles at Upshift 2016

Written by Scott Stockwell | August 19, 2016 | Automotive, Blog

What’s the future of mobility? How soon will we see self-driving cars? With ever increasing numbers of us living in cities, will we be able to get around or will we be trapped in perpetual gridlock?  These are some of the thorny topics that AutoBlog wrestles with and on 6 October in Detroit, Michigan, they’re more