Back to the Future, Part 1: Autonomous Vehicles

Written by John McDonald | May 31, 2018 | Automotive

What does a future of autonomous vehicles look like? In Part 1, Back to the Future: Autonomous Vehicles, John McDonald, CEO at ClearObject, shares a vision of a world where intelligent systems and automation are the norm. Are you ready for the biggest one-time leap in human productivity – ever? First, some facts. The average more

Population increase and the smart city

Written by Hannah Merry | May 3, 2017 | Cities

There are many factors which cause the global population to fluctuate, with the post world-war II baby boom causing the most significant increase. Although population growth comes with many positive factors, such as increased numbers of workers, expansion of tax bases and increased consumer spending at local businesses, it causes huge strain on resources and more

Just the ticket: Watson IoT helps keep SNCF French National Railway running smoothly

Written by Karen Lewis | February 16, 2017 | Blog

Delivering superior customer experiences, heightened operational excellence and enhanced rail safety. IBM today announced that French national train operator SNCF is leveraging IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to deliver greater customer experiences and heightened operational excellence. SNCF serves the needs of more than two billion passengers annually. Underlying the company’s success has been more

Connected trains: How IoT is driving the future of rail

Written by Matt Bellias | November 21, 2016 | Asset Management, Travel

This is the second post in a three-part series on how the Internet of Things is impacting transportation. Passenger rail traffic globally is expected to double by 2020, posing a challenge for train operators and commuters alike. How can these operators, who work with complex and often aging infrastructure and technology, adapt to rapidly evolving more

What is the Internet of Things?

Written by Jen Clark | November 17, 2016 | Blog

There’s a lot of noise at the moment about the Internet of Things (or IoT) and its impact on everything from the way we travel and do our shopping to the way manufacturers keep track of inventory. But what is the Internet of Things? How does it work? And is it really that important? What 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