IoTA News

Updated on 21st January 2022

Final report on consumer Internet of Things sector inquiry - European Commission
This is a market with high barriers to entry, few vertically integrated players and concerns about access to data, interoperability or exclusivity ...

Revealed: The companies best positioned to benefit from future Internet of Things disruption ...
Just Auto
According to our analysis, Tesla, Amazon, Sierra Wireless, Didi Chuxing, STMicroelectronics, Infineon, Grab, Samsung Electronics, Qualcomm, Gett, ...

Plentify Archives - Stacey on IoT | Internet of Things news and analysis
The big story this week in IoT was the joint venture between Ford and ADT to add smart home security to cars through an in-vehicle security system ...

Dundee's electric car charging hubs set to be upgraded to offer contactless payments - The Courier
Dundee's EV chargers are in for a modernisation, pending approval from city councillors. Drivers will be able to be pay contactless.
(Hardly off the ground and already an expensive upgrade?  Ed.)

Rapid7 : Is the Internet of Things the Next Ransomware Target? | MarketScreener
We could go on all day talking about the impact from smart city breaches or attacks against small deployed IoT solutions from major brands with global ...

What Do We Really Need To Build Smart Cities? - Forbes
Considering how more people are becoming aware of and interacting with the Internet of Things is how we'll transition to a truly smart city in the ...

Smart home security is coming to vehicles - Stacey on IoT | Internet of Things news and analysis
Eventually, Canopy cameras will be available as integrated components in Ford vehicles. These will monitor larger areas of the interior as well as the ...

Are you ready for an IoT network showdown? - Stacey on IoT | Internet of Things news and analysis
First, let's tackle some basic information. LPWANs provide coverage for connected devices that don't need to send a lot of data. These networks need ...

IoT innovation among tech industry companies has dropped off in the last year - Verdict
Research and innovation in internet of things (IoT) in the technology and communications sector has declined in the last year.

Spar owner to use AI to guess what customers want to buy - The Irish Times
BWG, the company behind Spar in Ireland, is investing €6.5 million in new smart technology that anticipates customer behaviour based on factors such as local weather, sporting events and even social media activity. It then orders in stock automatically for stores.

China's Xiaomi Champions Global IoT Standards |
... smart manufacturing company Xiaomi is championing a new global standard for artificial intelligence (AI) and internet of things (IoT) security ...

Secure boot for UK electric car chargers isn't mandatory until 2023
The Register
Electric car chargers will have to include secure boot and automatic network disconnection if unsigned software runs on the smart devices – but only from 2023, the British government has said. New security requirements for smart chargers won't be enforced until the last day of this year, according to government papers reviewed by The Register.

It's possible that ALL smart meters will need to be replaced. | Nokia News
It’s possible that every smart meter will have to be replaced. So far, they’ve cost £11 billion to install, and they’re supposed to help us save money on our energy bills. The massively expensive roll-out of smart energy meters, on the other hand, is being characterized as a “waste of money” because the equipment will soon become obsolete. Smart meters are currently powered by incoming 2G and 3G mobile signals.

7 Changes the UK's Hotel Sector Can't Afford to Ignore - Hospitality Net
Hospitality Net
Reliance on technology: The use of smart rooms, digital reception, keyless rooms entry, smart payment, smart check-in/-out – with some hotels ...

Attitudes Shift to Internet of Things and Smart Homes - ReadWrite
The (AIoT) "artificial Internet of Things," a technology ecosystem, emerged during the pandemic. Then the Smart Home was developed.

Applications invited for IoT pre-accelerator - Smart Cities World
The UK county of South Yorkshire is inviting applications to a pre-accelerator programme for internet of things (IoT) solutions.

IoT news of the week for January 14, 2022 - Stacey on IoT | Internet of Things news and analysis
DigiCert has acquired IoT security firm Mocana · Wirepas tech tapped for real-time nursing call system · Honeywell adds OT software from Alcavio to its ...

NXP Unveils Secure Tri-Radio Device with IoT Connectivity | RFID JOURNAL
One challenge facing the Internet of Things (IoT), the company explains, has been limited interoperability, which can restrict consumers' ability ...

Virtual twins will drive the digital evolution of industrial - Design World [USA]
Why is digital twin important for industrial IIOT? Industry 4.0, or the fourth Industrial Revolution visualizes a highly connected world reliant ...

 Electric vehicles may offer tax relief to firms
Bdaily National
The UK Government has pledged that all cars and vans will be zero emissions by 2035 – a move which has been bolstered by the Prime Minister’s announcement that new homes, as well as buildings such as supermarkets and workplaces, will be required to install electric vehicle charge points from this year.

Internet of Things programme launched in South Yorkshire - Prolific North
An IoT pre-accelerator programme has opened for South Yorkshire start-ups. Based out of Barnsley Digital Media Centre (DMC), it aims to support up to 30 early-stage businesses with concept, prototyping, development and testing.

Abbott Labs Archives - Stacey on IoT | Internet of Things news and analysis
This week Google reminded us that we don't actually own our connected products when it removed functionality from grouped Nest speakers after ...

Top 10 IoT Products of 2021
IoT World Today
Without losing any of the security protocols of standalone SIM cards, the end user needs only to load up a software file to switch to their ...

Hacker claims to be behind Tesla resetting third-party app access to its vehicles - Electrek
Tesla apparently expired a lot of authentication tokens early: At approximately 6:30 UTC, we saw the simultaneous expiry of several thousand Tesla ...

INDIEV Announces a Mobile Blockchain with INDI One - IGN
The company's first model, the INDI One, is a smart electric car with the sector's first Vehicle Integrated Computer (VIC), a supercomputer capable of ...

Smart technology ensures the production line never stops - ŠKODA Storyboard
The future of ŠKODA production lines is “predictive maintenance”. A new innovation called MAGIC EYE is now helping to prevent stoppages on the ...

Project Soli: a fading Ripple in the IoT waters? - Stacey on IoT | Internet of Things news and analysis
Google's Project Soli, the use of small radar sensors in devices, officially launched in 2015. And in six years, we've seen few products that ...

Introducing the Neural Smart City Model
Cities Today
By Renato de Castro and Ross McKenzie, Executive Directors at RMA Advisory. We have been hearing about 'smart cities' since the late 1960s.

Two companies show where our UWB future is heading - Stacey on IoT | Internet of Things ...
We'll also see other companies embed UWB into their products to help with asset tracking. (We saw Targus announce an integrated AirTag backpack at ...

IN BRIEF: Tern's Wyld Networks forms internet of things consortium | Financial News
London South East
Tern PLC - investor focused on the internet of things - Investee Wyld Networks AB partners with Eutelsat Communications, Senet Inc and TrakAssure ...

Building smart cities: the importance of cloud storage - Information Age
In essence, the promise of the smart city is that through the use of AI and advanced analytics, entire cities can improve their provision of ...

Secure boot for UK electric car chargers isn't mandatory until 2023
The Register
Electric car chargers will have to include secure boot and automatic network disconnection if unsigned software runs on the smart devices – but only from 2023, the British government has said

The role of IoT in future-ready smart cities - FutureIoT
The use of IoT technology at city-scale is becoming a rising trend, giving birth to a generation of modern areas known as “smart cities.”.

Britain's smart meter network grew by a record-breaking 87% in 2021 - IoT Tech News
Record growth was observed for Britain’s smart meter network in 2021, helping to support the country’s net-zero carbon ambitions. The Smart Data Communications Company (SmartDCC) operates and maintains the national smart meter network. In 2021, SmartDCC says it added eight million smart meters—representing an 87 percent increase. August 2021 was a record month with over one million smart meters connected.
(Thanks but no thanks: Ed.)

Mavenir, BAI Communications to deliver Sunderland smart city project - Computer Weekly
Communications infrastructure provider BAI Communications is to build a 5G-centric network, powered by Mavenir’s MAVedge offering, to accelerate adoption of transformative digital services for sectors including manufacturing and logistics, education, and social care, as part of a smart city project for Sunderland City Council.

LG Electronics joins the IBM Quantum Network | IT PRO
LG Electronics has joined the IBM Quantum Network to expand industry applications of quantum computing. IBM will give LG Electronics access to its quantum computing systems and Qiskit, in addition to the firm's open source quantum information software development kit.