- Ford, Toyota, Volkswagen Tout Plans to Add Connectivity and Autonomy to the Family Car
Connected cars have become an extension of the smart home, but OEMs are now focused on a far bigger tech challenge: enabling autonomous driving.
- The IoT Forecast: Five Predictions for 2016
The Internet of Things became a regular topic in mainstream news during 2015, thanks in part to a series of connected car hacks, but also because industrial and commercial IoT applications generated considerable buzz about the technology's transformative potential. So what do the next 12 months hold in store?
- RFID Professional Institute to Sponsor 10th Annual RFID Journal Awards—the Most Prestigious Awards Recognizing Industry Excellence
RFID Journal is now accepting submissions for next year's awards, which will be presented at LIVE! 2016, to be held in Orlando on May 3-5.
- GasBuddy Offers Beacons, Dashboard to Gas-Station Convenience Stores
The free beacon solution is designed to help retailers increase pump-to-store traffic by delivering personalized ads, promotions and discounts to GasBuddy's users.
- IOT News Roundup
Device Solutions' LoRa system for end-to-end automation; ARM's embed IOT suite; Ericsson-Cisco partnership; Virtual Software Systems' cybersecurity solution; Ingenu's 30-city rollout; Juniper's smart-toy study; Proximus deploying LoRa in Belgium, Luxembourg.
- Beacons Delivered Treats to Voodoo Festival Attendees, On and Off Site
During the Halloween weekend, the New Orleans event used Gimbal Bluetooth beacons, an Eventbase app and TouchTunes jukeboxes to bring information and promotional offers to music lovers at the festival and walking about the city.
- Taggalo Marries Video, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in Customer-Analysis Platform
The Italian startup says its device and analytics service can help retailers better understand who their customers are, as well as their interests and patterns.
- Nymi Puts Its Heart Into IoT Authentication
Using its proprietary heartbeat authentication system, Nymi is rolling out wristbands that serve as physical and logical access-control devices, and, in the future, may double as MasterCard payment cards.
- In Mexico, Fueling a Fix for Gas Refills
For gas companies in Mexico, the process of refilling a customer's liquefied petroleum gas tanks is a guessing game. A startup called Nube plans to use IoT technology to change that.
- At Xively Xperience, Advice on Building IoT Connected Product Businesses
Keeping a long-term focus, listening to feedback from end users, and embracing tech support as an opportunity rather than a burden were among the recommendations from executives in the trenches of Internet of Things product development.
- New Service Wants to Help IoT Devices Be More Transparent
Taking an approach akin to printing nutritional facts on packaged foods, Privacynq wants to help manufacturers build digital trust in their IoT products.
- Survey Shows Robust Interest in Workplace Wearables
Smart watches and glasses are the two most-cited wearable technologies being evaluated among 200 companies queried in the industrial sector.
- Plugging Into Usage Data from Connected Devices
Ayla Networks' Insight service aims to enlighten product manufacturers on how their customers are using their products.
- Metasensor Sets Sights on Simplifying Asset Tracking
Using a Bluetooth-based sensor and simple applications, the Silicon Valley startup says it is making tracking devices easy and safe for consumer and commercial applications alike.
- Museums Embrace Beacon-Based Audio Tours
Muzze provides hardware and a mobile app that make it easy for museums large and small to offer digital content based on a museumgoer's location.