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The big picture: Big Data and Manufacturing

The big picture: Big Data and Manufacturing

The big Picture: Reflections on the manufacturing landscape of America in 2018 – Arun Jain vice-president of Siemens Industry’s Motion Control Business about Big Data.

IoT Legacy Systems: Smarter than you think

IoT Legacy Systems: Smarter than you think

A world of opportunity opens if IoT is implemented in a way that makes business sense. Taking advantage of existing infrastructure is an effcient way to transform your enterprise.

IoT-based metering: Toll systems – What price the road?

IoT-based metering: Toll systems – What price the road?

Toll systems in use around the world are hopelessly stuck in the analog age. By using intelligent IoT-based metering governments might be able to keep pace with rising numbers of vehicles as ride-sharing and electric cars take off.

Interview with Janina Loh: The ethics of selfdriving cars

Interview with Janina Loh: The ethics of selfdriving cars

What are the forces behind the push for self-driving cars? Is the necessary road infrastructure in place, or do we still need to build it? What happens if an autonomous vehicle needs to make life-or-death decisions?

IoT: Swarm intelligence  – How ants avoid gridlock

IoT: Swarm intelligence – How ants avoid gridlock

IoT: Swarm intelligence algorithms could provide a better way to allow city planners to create simulations and help them understand congestion challenges based on how vehicles and pedestrians navigate public spaces. ■ by Amber Blaha Traffic congestion is undoubtedly the bane of a driver’s existence. One fender bender or a […]

Self-Driving Cars: Getting there

Self-Driving Cars: Getting there

What are the forces behind the push for self-driving cars? Is the necessary road infrastructure in place, or do we still need to build it? What happens if an autonomous vehicle needs to make life-or-death decisions?

Tesla Gigafactory: Thinking Big

Tesla Gigafactory: Thinking Big

It’s hard to find a big company as innovative and, consequently, unconventional as Tesla. We take a close look at the Tesla Gigafactory and how it is building the factory of tomorrow in the Nevada Desert, and its plans for other ‘Gigafactories’ elsewhere. ■ by Rainer Claaßen Elon Musk, founder […]

Supercomputers: The new superpowers of the economy

Supercomputers: The new superpowers of the economy

We asked the head of Atos SE where the frist exaflop computer will be built. He thinks Europe has a good shot with supercomputers. ■ by Thierry Breton What organization — company, university, research institute, city, or state — could afford to waste 90% of its resources? You don’t have […]

eSIMs: The next evolution of the SIM card

eSIMs: The next evolution of the SIM card

GSM has been around for two decades but its use in IoT has not been helped by the fact that a SIM card, once installed, is hard to reprogram. eSIMs, coupled with eUICC technology, solve that problem over-the-air without needing to physically change the embedded SIM. Is this the next […]

3D Printing: From Toy to Tools

3D Printing: From Toy to Tools

3D printing is popularly regarded as a method for producing low quality plastic parts – and doing so very, very slowly. But recent improvements in materials, precision and printing methods are rapidly and radically transforming the way almost every kind of product can be manufactured. ■ by Matthias Schlenker Factory […]