04 September 2018
Smart products to add up to $685bn to manufacturing
The global manufacturing industry could expect to see between $519bn and $685bn in value-added revenue by 2020 through the development and sale of smart, connected devices.
That’s according to a new report by Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute. Its researchers surveyed 1,000 senior executives from global manufacturing organisations across Italy, India, China, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, France, UK and US.Find out more
18 July 2018
Newcastle is claimed to have become home to the UK’s smartest street as part of the Great Exhibition of the North.
Mosley Street and the connecting Neville Street will be equipped with IoT sensors to showcase the possibilities of smart city technologies.
Until 9 September, visitors will be able to experience several smart city applications which will be available either at the street installation, or through data displayed on screens throughout the city and integrated with the exhibition Wayfinding App.Find out more
18 July 2018
Vodafone has unveiled seven UK cities that will become 5G test areas. Customers in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester will be able to try out the technology following rollouts that are scheduled to begin between October and December this year.
In June, the mobile operator said that its engineers were already laying the groundwork for 5G at more than 40 sites in the cities.
It said that discussions with a number of enterprise customers were also under way, with a view to testing new 5G applications such as AR and VR in offices, factories and hospitals.Find out more
18 July 2018
Making truck tyres smarter
Tyre-maker Continental reckons it is helping to make the world’s roads safer with Vodafone’s support through a new digital tyre monitoring platform that uses the IoT.
The ContiConnect platform is currently deployed in Canada, Malaysia, Thailand and the US, with more markets in Europe and Asia to follow in 2018 and next year. A date for UK availability has yet to be announced.
ContiConnect is connected to Vodafone’s mobile network. Special Continental sensors continuously monitor tyre pressure and temperature data and transmit this information to a receiver unit. This then sends the data in real-time to a central web portal where a software program analyses it. It sends alerts via email or SMS to fleetmanagers if tyre pressures or temperatures deviate from the defined value, and suggests corrective measures where necessary.Find out more