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Public Transport: Internet of Bikes

Public Transport: Internet of Bikes

Bike-sharing is growing with breathtaking speed all over the world. Thanks to IoT technology, the systems are improving just as rapidly, bringing dramatic changes to urban mobility.

IoT Agriculture: Betting the Farm

IoT Agriculture: Betting the Farm

When thinking about applications for automation, robots, and connected sensors, their industrial uses immediately come to mind, but taking a closer look at developments in agriculture unearths a number of surprises.

IoT Embedded Computing: The next wave of Smart Things

IoT Embedded Computing: The next wave of Smart Things

Look inside any of the billions of smart things connected to the IoT and what would you see? Most will have one or more microcontrollers (MCUs) to do some or all of the “thinking” for these connected objects.

Smart Airports: IoT is Taking off

Smart Airports: IoT is Taking off

Airports are a massive part of the economy and key players in regional growth and development. They bring many different operators and interest groups together – from airlines, ground handlers, and air traffc management to consumers, retailers and regulators.

Robot 2020: Join the Conversation

Robot 2020: Join the Conversation

Robots have hands and feet, arms and legs, a torso of some sort or another, and a kind of head sitting on top, maybe with bulging, fly-like faceted eyes, or camera lenses that stare back at its human master. If that’s what you think robots of the future will look like, think again. Chances are robots in 2020
and beyond will look more like a can of sardines.

Visible Things : Bringing flexibility to the IoT

Visible Things : Bringing flexibility to the IoT

The Director of Innovation at Avnet Silica discusses some of the challenges and choices in developing systems and IoT applications, and how the Visible Things platform can enable fast and easy development of secure, scalable edge-to-enterprise solutions for a host of industrial applications. ■ by John Jones There are many […]

Infrastructure and IoT: Bridges to the Future

Infrastructure and IoT: Bridges to the Future

How do the authorities identify where the biggest problems lie and decide which to throw money at first from their shrinking budgets for infrastructure?

Google IoT: The grand vision

Google IoT: The grand vision

Throughout its 20 years of existence, Google’s strategy has evolved around its search engine. Slowly but steadily, the company is pushing for growth in areas beyond online advertising. Cloud computing and artificial intelligence are two new topics Google’s holding company Alphabet is now pursuing as part of its Google IoT […]

Digital Ecosystem: Smart Energy

Digital Ecosystem: Smart Energy

New types of digital marketplaces run by cooperatives on top of smart grid infrastructure in are demonstrating how to deliver the full benefits of the Internet of Things and smart services to local communities. The new buzzword is ‘Digital Ecosystem Management’. ■ by Simon Torrance At the end of 2013, […]

IoT Car: The Internet of Things is Already Here and its called Uber

IoT Car: The Internet of Things is Already Here and its called Uber

Uber IoT: The company that has revolutionized transportation also represents a template for building IoT businesses.