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Dubai wants to be benchmark for smart cities

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dubai wants to be the benchmark for smart cities globally, according to Dr Aisha Butti Bin Bishr, assistant director general of The Executive Office and SmartDubai taskforce leader. According to Aisha, the goal is to create a connected and responsive citywide infrastructure that can cater for the demands of its residents and visitors. Applications include […]

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CII, CCP to ink smart city MoU – The Times of India

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Keen to help the capital city improve its chances in the national smart city mission challenge, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has decided to handhold Goa through the preparatory phase of the centre’s flagship programme. CII is in the process of signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the corporation of the city of […]

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Internet of Things (IoT) and Wireless LAN (WLAN) Go Hand-in-Hand – Dell’Oro

| August 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Market analysts Dell’Oro believe that the emerging Internet of Things will rely heavily on Wi-Fi and other close range technologies such as Bluetooth, Zigbee and so on. “Billions of new devices – beside mobile phones, tablets and laptops – are expected to need network connectivity in the future in a trend known commonly as the […]

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oneM2M specifications now in Release 2, supports industry specific deployments

| August 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

oneM2M, the global organisation creating a scalable and interoperable standard for machine-to-machine applications and communications, has launched Release 2 of its set of specifications. The new release covers 10 specifications covering, requirements, architecture, APIs, mappings to common industry protocols, security and management, abstraction and semantics. Release 2 include: Enablement of Industrial Domain  (“Smart Factories”) and […]

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Asia leads M2M adoption: Vodafone M2M barometer

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
Asia leads M2M adoption: Vodafone M2M barometer

Asia Pacific is leading the world in the adoption of machine-to-machine applications, according to the Vodafone M2M Barometer 2015. The research, in its third year, is based on respondents from 659 interviewees from 16 countries across 7 vertical industries. Over 250 respondents were from the Asia Pacific across six countries – Australia, India, Japan, South […]

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AI researchers call for ban on autonomous weapons

| July 29, 2015
AI researchers call for ban on autonomous weapons

Skynet can wait, says Scientists. While Terminators might be a big hit on the silver screen, an open letter backed by over 1000 researchers on artificial intelligence has called for a ban on the development of autonomous weapons. The letter, officially published at the International Joint Conference on Articifical Intelligence 2015 in Buenos Aires, is […]

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Carmakers and others put US$1m each into driverless car test city at University of Michigan

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Carmakers and others put US$1m each into driverless car test city at University of Michigan

A consortium of investors that include major carmakers Ford, GM, Honda, Nissan, and Toyota is putting US$1 million each into a three year trial at the University of Michigan’s Mcity, a newly open facility specifically designed as a controlled environment to test driverless cars for mass commercial markets, reports Environmental Leader. Mcity, which opened last […]

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Standards bodies put IoT, 5G among top priorities

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

A high level meeting, dubbed the Global Standards Collaboration involving technology standards organisations  from around the world, has put the Internet of Things and 5G, otherwise dubbed IMT-2020 by the organisers the ITU. The meeting, held on 15-16 July 2015 in Geneva, put IoT and 5G, as well as critical communications, as “crucial to building […]

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China running 529 smart city pilot projects | Enterprise IT News

| July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Communications Day The Chinese government’s smart city program has kicked into a new gear following the release of the first guideline document last year, and the establishment of an inter-ministerial working group on the topic last October. And accordingly, vendor ZTE is looking to make smart cities a key part of its enterprise portfolio. […]

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Google’s self-driving car joins real traffic in California – Computer Business Review

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Google’s self-driving car joins real traffic in California – Computer Business Review

Google has reportedly started to test its self-driving cars in live conditions. According to multiple reports, Google has released the vehicles on the roads of its home town, Mountain View. The cars, obviously still in trial mode, drives themselves but are backed up by a “safety driver” who can take over controls at any time. […]

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