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

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

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

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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Landis+Gyr wins large advanced metering infrastructure contract in Holland

Landis+Gyr wins large advanced metering infrastructure contract in Holland

| July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Landis+Gyr has won a contract for the deliver 3 million smart metres for four major Dutch distribution grid operators – Stedin, DELTA Netwerkbedrijf, Westland Infra and Liander The metres follow the Dutch Smart Meter SMR5 specifications and include both gas and electricity metres. The smart metre project is expected to take place between 2016 and […]

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We are building Skynet with 5G: LG Uplus CEO

| July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Skynet, the massive computer intelligence that eventually creates Terminators to wipe out mankind could be just around the corner, according to the 5G vision from LG Uplus CEO Sangchui Lee. According to Lee’s roadmap for fifth generation mobile networks, the mobile industry is now developing all the components to enable an application like Skynet. “The […]

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Huawei and Shanghai GM announce partnership to promote interconnected cars

| July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) and Shanghai General Motors (GM) have announced their partnership to promote the development of interconnected cars. Under the agreement, Huawei’s telematics solution, which is capable of providing intelligent services including 4G network connectivity, location based services (LBS), automatic phone tracking, automatic emergency assistance, remote control etc., will be pre-installed in […]

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

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

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

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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Mitac prepares 3 new IoT products for cars

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Taiwanese gear maker Mitac is reportedly eying the IoT market, at least for cars. DigiTimes reports the company has launched three new products targeting telematics under a sub-brand caleld Magellan. There is the Magellan Navigation Box for ‘cross country’ enthusiasts (does that mean off road?) Then there is the Smartphone Link Box, a kind of […]

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Landis+Gyr eyes growth opportunity in smart meter roll out | afr.com

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The expected retailer-led roll out of smart meters in Australia is expected to lay the foundations for a smart grid that will open a new world of high-tech home energy control for consumers. Source: Landis+Gyr eyes growth opportunity in smart meter roll out | afr.com

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GreenTouch says it can cut mobile net energy by 10,000x

GreenTouch says it can cut mobile net energy by 10,000x

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

GreenTouch, the green telecom organisation founded by Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs, announced that its members and partners have developed ways to cut mobile infrastructure energy consumption by as much as 10,000 times, compared to today’s networks. Five years after its foundation, GreenTouch unveiled a set of new tools, technologies, and architectures to improve the energy efficiency […]

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