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06 Mar, 2018

Episode 9 - Weekly IoT News Update

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This week we look at how Porsche is testing out IoT, MIT’s plans to advance research within supply chains, and the launch of Accenture’s new AI testing offering

Porsche and XAIN testing IoT, AI, Blockchain technology solutions for smart cars

Porsche is currently testing in-car blockchain applications. The company have announced that it will be the first car maker to implement and successfully test blockchain tech in cars. So far, tests have proven successful in testing locking and unlocking the vehicle via the app and authorising temporary access.  

JDA software collaborates with MIT to advance research in intelligent supply chains

The collaboration aims to improve supply chain performance and customer experiences by leveraging data, computational power, and machine learning. This collaboration with JDA brings real world challenges, opportunities, and data which will help to further the advancement for MIT's world-class research in supply chain and retail analytics.  

Accenture launches AI testing services globally 

Accenture announced the launch of new services for testing AI systems globally that are powered by a "Teach and Test" methodology designed to help companies build, monitor and measure reliable AI systems within their own infrastructure or in the Cloud.

AT&T and CarForce team up on AI, IoT service for car dealerships globally 

AT&T and CarForce are collaborating on a global solution that helps car dealerships, fleet managers and repair shops better manage car maintenance and predict car issues before they happen. CarForce is providing a software solution that uses in-car diagnostics to provide dealerships and fleet managers with a near-real time dashboard on the health of their customers' vehicles. Machine Learning and AI are used to provide preventative and predictive vehicle maintenance 

Avast announces 'Smart Life' IoT security platform

Avast, the leader in digital security products has announced it's new Smart Life platform, a new IoT security offering that protects people's digital lives. The platform uses AI technology to identify and block threats and is delivered through a Software-as-a-Service(SaaS) model to service providers and customers. 

Ericsson implement NB-IoT in COSMOTE's network

Ericsson and COSMOTE aim to develop use cases and build the local ecosystem. In collaboration with local partner Fuelics, and using Ericsson IoT Accelerator Platform, the companies designed, tested and introduced a novel NB-IoT use case using COSMOTE's commercial network for asset management - fuel tank capacity monitoring.  

China Unicom and Telefornica create IoT network union

China Unicom and Telefornica have combined their services and networks in IoT to accelerate deployment around the world. Customers of Telefornica and Unicom will be able to deploy IoT products and services seamlessly in China, Europe and Latin America with a single global IoT sim with GSMA standards. 

Siemens introduces MindSphere and Valor IoT manufacturing analytics

Siemens has announced a new big data and business intelligence platform - the Valor IoT manufacturing Analytics. MindSphere, Siemens' open source, cloud-based IoT OS gives the ability to quickly build industrial IoT solutions. It offers a broad selection of device and enterprise application, as well as connectivity protocol options.  

Google sign a key deal with a $9.5 billion device maker to save healthcare  

Google has signed a key cloud computing deal with Flex - a $9.5 billion publicly traded electronics manufacturer that provides components for Sonos speakers, Nespresso coffee machine and a number of medical devices around the word. The eventual goal is to provide a standard for the way that medical devices connect data to the internet for analysis. This is a particularly important opportunity due to the amount of data from devices like insulin pumps or pacemakers that is currently discarded. 

Nokia and Japan's Marubeni partner for IoT enterprise services 

Nokia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Japenese multinational Marubeni Corporation to develop, test and deliver IoT services to it's enterprise customers. The partnership will deploy Nokia's WING IoT network grid.  Marubeni will work closely with Nokia to provide IoT services to its enterprise customers around the world. Services are expected to include fleet management, industrial machinery monitoring, and international logistics.

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