smart cars

From automotive to mobility, the future of IoT for the car industry

Written by Lynne Slowey | February 16, 2017 | Automotive

We joined IBM’s John Kitchingman, Vice President, Global Sales Leader for Automotive at Watson IoT’s Genius of Things event… Looking back at some of the thought leadership IBM has published over the last few years, I noticed studies that examined how the auto industry would change. From both the product and business model perspective. It’s more

Redefining the automotive infotainment experience

Written by Kal Gyimesi | February 13, 2017 | Automotive

Infotainment – the first clue about how hot a concept will become is when a pithy portmanteau has been added to our language.  As the promise and capabilities of automotive infotainment has been building for some years, we can finally feel like we have liftoff.  This year, CES has been overrun by the latest technologies more

How IoT is innovating transport to make cities more liveable

Written by Matt Bellias | November 28, 2016 | Automotive, Blog, Travel

This is the third post in a three-part series on how the Internet of Things is impacting transport. Congestion, primarily driven by commuters and centered around cities, is a huge economic problem – costing the U.S. $160 billion per year according to researchers at Texas A&M. This is a global problem, often affecting growing cities more

Honda, Watson IoT and Formula 1

Written by Christopher Cameron | November 22, 2016 | Automotive

Every driver that exits the cockpit of Honda’s all new MP4-31 leaves with a determination to uncover those last few tweaks needed to shave thousandths of a second off their lap times. The MP4-31, a striking and innovative beast, hugs the corners of each turn at the Silverstone Circuit in Towcester, United Kingdom. This rainy more

Integrated transport: a smarter way to travel

Written by Russell Gowers | September 28, 2016 | Automotive

I recently posted on Twitter that I was amazed and disappointed to be able to hire a car and drive from Stansted airport to my home in Cheltenham, more quickly and cheaply than using public transport. I actually got a few retweets (unheard of for my slightly malnourished Twitter) suggesting that I’m not alone in more

Can IoT fuel the next evolution of product development?

Written by Adrian Whitfield | September 28, 2016 | Automotive

For many of us, the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a part of our lives. This may be in the form of a wearable device for you or your dog, perhaps a shiny connected car, or even a connected appliance such as a washing machine. These are all cool and interesting products that can more

IoT ruins movies: Thelma & Louise

Written by Lynne Slowey | July 26, 2016 | Automotive

Setting the scene This time last week I was swooping through the skies in a helicopter, circling and landing in the Grand Canyon. I know what you’re thinking, what relevance does this have to the IoT and IBM? To be honest not a lot, I just really like telling people about my trip! But, of more