Where will IoT fit into the future of transport?

V2X connected car

Technology has been behind many of humanity’s most significant developments. From transport to communication, the world would be a very different place without many of the innovations, especially the Internet of Things (IoT). While the concept of IoT has been around for years, says Saurabh Ohri, head of connected automotive solutions at Tata Communications, its full potential for the automotive sector is yet to be realised. While we understand the use of IoT in traditional use cases such as telematics, fleet management, asset tracking and so on, IoT can offer…

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Red Sea giga project connects its construction workforce and vehicles in real-time

The Red Sea Development Company

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind the ambitious regenerative tourism project, is implementing an extensive IoT safety solution for its construction workforce and fleet of vehicles at its site on the west coast of Saudi Arabia. The solution is a consortium formed by MachinesTalk, a regional provider in IoT Solutions and Licensed IoT Virtual Network Operator (IoT-VNO) with and Actility, a global provider in IoT connectivity solutions, and smart wearable technology and wireless tagging solutions from Abeeway, an Actility subsidiary specialised in low-power geolocation. The new technology…

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Dubai to launch self-driving electric taxi and ride-hailing services

Dubai self-driving electric taxi

Cruise will be the exclusive provider of the services until 2029, which aim to help Dubai convert 25 per cent of total trips into self-driving ones across different modes of transport by 2030. Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has chosen autonomous vehicle company Cruise to operate a fleet of self-driving electric taxis and ride-hailing services in the emirate. This agreement supports Dubai’s 2030 vision for autonomous driving technology, which aims to convert 25 per cent of total trips into self-driving ones across different modes of transport by 2030. Earlier…

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Moscow releases catalogue of smart city projects

smart city Moscow

Moscow has launched an English-language catalogue of its smart city solutions. It follows the launch of the English-language version of its blockchain knowledge base earlier this month. Smart city projects A joint project by ICT.Moscow and Moscow’s government, the catalogue features up-to-date information on 68 smart city projects, including datasets and analytics. In addition to the description and key results, the relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are also indicated in each project card. “The new catalogue allows the city to share its experience and innovative practices with international partners…

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Ehang partners to build eco vertiport in Italy

Heliport Giancarlo Zema Design Group

The autonomous aerial vehicle technology platform company is partnering with architecture firm Giancarlo Zema Design Group to help extend its air mobility solutions in Europe. Autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company Ehang is partnering with Rome-based architecture firm Giancarlo Zema Design Group (GZDG) to build an eco-sustainable vertiport in Italy. The vertiport will use green design and construction materials and can generate energy to recharge the EH216 passenger-grade AAVs. New era of flight Vertiports will play a significant role in the urban air mobility (UAM) market and the new…

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AAEON Celebrates Launch of 3rd Generation Intel Xeon SP Processors and Announces ARES-WHI0 Server Board

ARES-WHI0 Server Board

AAEON, an industry leader of AI and IOT solutions, is excited to celebrate the launch of Intel’s latest scalable platform, the 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors (formerly Ice Lake-SP). As an associate member of the Intel IoT Solutions Alliance, AAEON is excited to bring this new technology to market with the ARES-WHI0 industrial ATX server board and other future products. The 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors deliver the next generation of high-end computing performance and support for vital data integrity and security technologies. This new generation of Xeon…

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Innodisk Brings AIoT to Taipei City with Avalue Partnership

InnoAGE SSD from Innodisk

Innodisk announced a new partnership with Avalue, with the goal of bringing AIoT to Taipei City streets. This radical AIoT solution includes EPC-APL from Avalue and the InnoAGE SSD from Innodisk, and enables AI recognition with smart cameras for object detection, behavior identification, and traffic flow monitoring, all together making traffic easier to manage. Enabling Remote Control of Dynamic Signals Control Systems The partnership will enter a project on signal control systems run by the Taipei City Department of Transportation. The system is enabled by using the innovative InnoAGE SSD,…

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Nokia to deliver smart city management platform for Nicosia

Nokia Integrated Operations Center

Cyta, the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority, has selected Nokia to deliver its city management platform to help advance the municipality of Nicosia’s smart city transformation. The Nokia integrated operations centre (IOC) will help city authorities deliver a range of new digital services that include urban mobility, smart parking, intelligent street lighting, environmental sensors, sustainable waste management, digital signage, and information services. Smart city systems Part of the municipality’s long-term smart city strategy, the Nicosia city project is expected to be completed in three years with initial infrastructure and smart city systems…

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UK train station harvests kinetic energy from commuters’ footsteps

Leighton Buzzard energy-generating walkways

Leighton Buzzard train station in the UK county of Bedfordshire has installed two walkways made up of kinetic floor tiles that will use energy created from the weight of commuters’ footsteps to power two USB charging benches and a digital data screen. Kinetic walkway developer Pavegen is working with Central Bedfordshire Council on the project, which aims to engage visitors, showcase the council’s green credentials and encourage other transport hubs to follow suit. The data screen will show commuters the contribution they are making as well as host other messages.…

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Driverless passenger shuttle launched in Paris Ile-de-France

Navya autonomous shuttles

A new bus line using autonomous electric shuttles has been inaugurated in the Paris Ile-de-France region. The shuttles will serve the suburban train station of Saint-Quentin-enYvelines-Montigny-le-Bretonneux on the Paris-Brest railway and several local business parks in the Île-de-France Mobilités network. Last-mile solution Île-de-France Mobilités, the public transport authority for the region, selected multi-modal transportation company Keolis to run the new line, which is designed to complement the existing bus service by providing a last-mile solution for the local employment area. Introduction of the service follows previous trials in La Défense…

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Robots trialled for on-demand parcel and grocery delivery in Punggol

Punggol Digital District

A trial to test the use of autonomous robot ‘couriers’ in providing on-demand deliveries in a live environment is underway in Punggol, a residential district of Singapore. The public-private trial aims to pave the way for wider use of autonomous robots in making on-demand deliveries to consumers. One-year trial The one-year trial is led by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), in partnership with Housing & Development Board (HDB), Land Transport Authority (LTA), Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), logistics service provider CM Logistics, supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice and technology provider, Otsaw.…

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Smart waste monitoring solution supports pay-as-you-throw models

Sensoneo Route Planning solution

Sensoneo’s WatchDog enables haulers to automatically track and record all actions made during the waste collection process and supports programmes to incentivise waste reduction. Provider of smart waste management solutions, Sensoneo, has introduced a digital service monitoring device combining fleet, management, truck tracking and service verification for waste collection vehicles. The WatchDog solution enables haulers to automatically track and record all actions made during the waste collection process without the need for any manual handling, according to Sensoneo. Increasing waste The increasing volumes of waste, growing urbanism, and concern over…

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1NCE expands NB-IoT coverage in Europe

1NCE NB-IoT

1NCE, the fully-fledged operator of IoT network services worldwide, is expanding its Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) offering in Europe. In addition to Germany and Austria, 1NCE’s IoT Flat Rate now covers the Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Italy, and the UK with access to NB-IoT networks. With the additional NB-IoT network coverage in Mainland China, 1NCE now supports the most relevant IoT core markets in Europe and Asia. Deployment of narrowband IoT solutions now easier and more economical across countries Thanks to the extended NB-IoT coverage, cross-border deployment of IoT solutions with 1NCE…

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Ontario government supports next-generation autonomous truck project

NuPort truck

Toronto-based start-up NuPort Robotics and Canadian Tire Company have announced a partnership with the government to invest $3m to test what claims to be first-of-a-kind automated truck technology. The government of Ontario province in Canada is partnering with Canadian Tire and autonomous driving company NuPort Robotics to undertake a heavy-duty trucking project to test automated technology. The two-year project will see the Toronto-based start-up Nuport retrofit its technology to conventional semi-tractor trailers incorporating high-tech sensors and controls, a touchscreen navigation system, and other features such as obstacle and collision avoidance.…

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Intelligent infrastructure pilot launched in Texas

public infrastructure network node (Pinn)

The Autonomy Institute and its partners are deploying a public infrastructure network node at Texas Military Department in Austin with plans to expand across major US cities and globally. The Autonomy Institute, a cooperative research consortium focused on advancing and accelerating autonomy and artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge, has announced plans to launch a public infrastructure network node (Pinn) pilot at Texas Military Department in Austin, Texas. The Pinn pilot will serve as the programme for developing autonomous solutions at the edge with plans to expand from Austin to…

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