At MWC 2017, SAP demonstrated new technology to make life easier for drivers and rental car users through Internet of Things (IoT) collaboration with Concur Technologies, Hertz and Nokia. A part of the SAP Leonardo portfolio, the SAP Vehicles Network solution creates an intelligent, automated experience - from car rental to parking and fueling location and payment, to integrated navigation and expense management for business travelers. SAP also announced that Mojio, the connected vehicle platform and app provider for Deutsche…

ZTE Signs Cooperation Agreement with Intel for IoT Innovation

Written on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 11:49
ZTE Corporation a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for mobile internet, and Intel, officially signed a strategic cooperation agreement at an IoT forum in Barcelona, Spain. Both parties will jointly establish an innovative lab for research and development of future key IoT technologies, including experimental verification, evaluation, and research and development of related technologies, thereby providing integrated market-oriented IoT solutions. ZTE is committed to becoming an industry leader in the commercial use of IoT and…
One of the key technologies on display at Panasonic’s booth at Mobile World Congress 2017 will be Beacon technology, which can assist localized mapping and wayfinding within the terminal buildings at an airport. So, for instance, airport staff or people with limited mobility could use their mobile device to find the nearest electric cart to get them quickly to their gate. For airport retail, Panasonic will showcase its transparent screen, which uses projection to create spectacular window displays to pull…
Google has announced its plans to launch voice-activated shopping from its artificial intelligence-powered home speaker, which analysts have suggested represents a direct response to the success of Amazon’s Alexa. The new feature can enable users to tell the speaker to order them items and get delivery from dozens of retailers who are participating in the collaboration with the US tech giants. Google Assistant product manager David Wang said it’s just the start of what’s possible with the Google Assistant and…
A French start-up company has agreed a deal with a leading Iranian network provider as they announced plans to roll-out IoT services across the country. Some of the services that will be made available to residents in Iran; include the introduction of Intelligent Transportation and gas meters you can monitor from your smartphone. French start-up, Sig-Fox operates a wireless IoT network which connects a range of IoT applications which enables users to control and monitor everything from fridges to city-wide…
Huawei announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with DPDHL Supply Chain, the leading mail and Logistics Company, to develop a range of supply chain solutions for customers using industrial-grade Internet of Things (IoT) hardware and infrastructure. The Internet of Things could generate up to US$1.9 trillion in additional value for the global logistics industry by 2025, according to Huawei, enabling operators to better monitor and optimize their supply chain processes with low-cost networked sensors and devices.…
SK Telecom (South Korea Telecom) announced that it, together with Ericsson and BMW Korea, has realized a peak rate of 3.6Gbps for a connected vehicle travelling at a speed of 170 kilometers per hour. The demonstration took place at BMW driving center located in Yeongjong Island, Incheon, where the three companies have successfully deployed the world’s largest mmWave 5G trial network using the 28GHz band and demonstrated the world’s first 5G-based connected car in November 2016. Through the application of…
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) Internet of Things (IoT) market is forecast to defy the region's moderate economic outlook by growing 19.6% year on year in 2017 to total $7.8 billion, according to a recent update to the ‘Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide’from International Data Corporation (IDC). This compares favorably to the healthy 18.1% growth seen in 2016, with IDC attributing the market's performance to the proliferation of digital transformation initiatives across the region as businesses and…
Apple has joined a technology industry alliance which aims to establish the best practices for the opportunities and challenges faced within the field of AI. Apple joins Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM and Google-owned British AI firm DeepMind who last year established the non-profit organization which they called ‘Partnership on AI’. In a statement issued by the Partnership on AI group, they formally announced Apple’s participation within the research organization as they became the sixth founding member. It further disclosed…
An American start-up technology company have unveiled its highly anticipated first production vehicle at CES 2017 – and made the bold proclamation that the vehicle would represent a ‘new species’ for personal transportation. Faraday Future, which has its headquarters in Los Angeles, has held no secret regarding its ambitions in becoming a market leader in developing intelligent electric vehicles. Management for the tech firm previously outlined their desire to overtake Tesla. Faraday Future have been backed by Chinese billionaire Jia…
One of the many exciting announcements made at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 5-7, 2017, came from Chinese computer manufacturing company Lenovo, which announced the launch of its new ‘Smart Assistant’ powered by Amazon’s ‘Alexa’. Lenovo is the latest company to join the market for voice-activated devices, and its Smart Assistant comes at a reasonable price. Lenovo’s new Smart Assistant will sell for $129, and will compete with Amazon’s Echo speakers using the artificial intelligence…
BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye announced on January 8, 2017, that a fleet of approximately 40 autonomous BMW vehicles will be on the roads by the second half of 2017, demonstrating the significant advancements made by the three companies towards fully autonomous driving. Revealing this at a podium discussion held during a joint press conference at CES, the companies explained that the BMW 7 Series will employ cutting-edge Intel and Mobileye technologies during global trials starting in the US and…
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