The IoT could help the UK cut 17.4M tonnes of CO2

A report from Vodafone and WPI Economics has found that emerging technologies like the IoT and 5G could help the UK cut 17.4 million tonnes of CO2 per year. Earlier this year, the UK enshrined in law a target to slash carbon emissions by 78 percent by 2035 as part of a bid to achieve Read more about The IoT could help the UK cut 17.4M tonnes of CO2[…]

HERE, Vodafone, and Porsche develop a real-time warning system

HERE Technologies, Vodafone, and Porsche have developed a real-time warning system for vehicles as part of their joint effort to improve road safety. The partners have been studying how 5G can improve road safety when combined with the real-time identification and localisation of hazardous traffic situations. A real-time warning system is being developed as part Read more about HERE, Vodafone, and Porsche develop a real-time warning system[…]

Google, T-Mobile, Silicon Labs & Other Major Manufacturers Partner with ioXt Alliance to Secure IoT Devices

The ioXt Alliance, the Global Standard for IoT Security, announced today that major technology companies and manufacturers including Google, T-Mobile, Silicon Labs and more, certified a wide range of devices through the ioXt Alliance Certification Program. Devices certified secure by the ioXt Alliance include cell phones, smart home, lighting controls, IoT Bluetooth, smart retail, portable Read more about Google, T-Mobile, Silicon Labs & Other Major Manufacturers Partner with ioXt Alliance to Secure IoT Devices[…]

Winners of the 2020 IoT World Awards Announced

The 16 winners of the 2020 IoT World Awards, selected from 600-plus nominees, have been announced. Winners of the second-annual IoT World Awards were announced on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at the Internet of Things World conference. The awards series celebrates innovative individuals, teams, organizations and partnerships that advance IoT technologies, deployments and ecosystems. This Read more about Winners of the 2020 IoT World Awards Announced[…]

Google Bringing Cash, Nest to ADT

Google’s Nest line of smart home products will be combined with ADT’s security services in a partnership announced Monday by the two companies. As part of the deal, Google will invest US$450 million into ADT to acquire a 6.6 percent interest in the security and smart home solutions provider. The companies also agreed to each Read more about Google Bringing Cash, Nest to ADT[…]

Withings Raises $60m to Expand into B2B Connected Health Services

IoT device maker Withings has raised $60 million in venture capital as it sets its sights on providing B2B services. Withings has had an interesting story so far. The company was founded in France in 2008 and went on to build some acclaimed connected health devices, including scales and smartwatches. In 2016, Withings was acquired Read more about Withings Raises $60m to Expand into B2B Connected Health Services[…]

The EU Launches “Sector Inquiry” into the Internet of Things

The European Union loves antitrust inquiries and so it’s launching one into the entire consumer Internet of Things (IoT) sector. EU lawmakers are concerned about the huge amounts of data being collected about consumers through IoT devices. Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition commissioner, said: “Voice assistants and smart devices can collect a vast amount of data about Read more about The EU Launches “Sector Inquiry” into the Internet of Things[…]

TM Forum Explores Using IOTA for Trusted Industry 4.0 Solutions

Telecoms industry association TM Forum has announced it’s exploring the use of IOTA for trusted next-generation IIoT solutions. IOTA is often mistakenly called a blockchain. The core purpose is similar, it’s essentially a trusted ledger, but one which uses a DAG (Directed Acyclic Graph) structure called the Tangle in a bid to offer the scalability Read more about TM Forum Explores Using IOTA for Trusted Industry 4.0 Solutions[…]