Internet of Things News Headline Updated on 14 November 2019

The headline on 14 November 2019

AEP, Fortress JV to protect US grid. American Electric Power has formed a joint venture with industrial cybersecurity firm Fortress Information Security to better protect the US power grid from cyber threats. The Asset to Vendor Network for Power Utilities (A2V) venture will help promote collaboration among North American electricity companies. Source: DailyEnergyInsider > Fortress, AEP team up to help protect power grid from cyber threats

ST adds wireless, powerline to smart-meter chipset. Swiss semiconductor maker STMicroelectronics has added wireless and powerline support to its smart-meter chipset. Used in smart electricity meters, ST’s ST8500 powerline communication chipset will now allow smart meters to communicate through existing power cables or radio frequency waves. Source: GlobeNewswire > STMicroelectronics Adds Wireless Support to Proven Smart-Meter Chipset for More Flexible, Scalable Smart Infrastructures

McDonald’s signs Virtual Power Purchase Agreements. Fast food chain McDonald’s has signed two long-term, large-scale virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs), to buy renewable energy generated by Aviator Wind West, a wind power project located in Coke County, Texas and a solar project located in Texas. Source: Renewable Energy World > McDonald’s signs renewable virtual power purchase agreements in US

CAHORS adds LoRa for smarter power grids. Smart energy grid technology firm CAHORS Group has integrated LoRa and LoRaWAN technologies from analogue and mixed-signal specialist Semtech Corporation. The LoRa technology is being incorporated into CAHORS’ new Sentinel line fault detection solutions. They will support more accurate line fault detection in smart grid networks. Source: AP News > Semtech’s LoRa® Devices Create Smarter Grids with Accurate Line Fault Detection

Semtech’s LoRa Devices Create Smarter Grids with Accurate Line Fault Detection
Semtech’s LoRa Devices Create Smarter Grids with Accurate Line Fault Detection

AI to protect Renewable Assets. German energy analytics company Kaiserwetter Energy Asset Management can now predict wind turbine failures before they occur with its cloud-based, Data Analytics as a Service (DAaaS) ARISTOTELES platform. Source: Windpower > Kaiserwetter claims its analytics platform can predict wind turbine failures before they occur

ABB buys Chinese EV charging provider Chargedot. Swiss-Swedish power and automation group ABB is acquiring 67 percent of Chinese e-mobility specialist Chargedot, which supplies EV charging stations and software in the Chinese market. The move will make ABB a major supplier to a number of leading Chinese car makers, and a partner of SAIC. Source: The Business Times > ABB buys majority stake in Chinese electric vehicle charging company

VPS, Artesyn AI energy provisioning. Software defined power control specialist Virtual Power Systems (VPS) has integrated its Intelligent Control of Energy (ICE) platform into the latest power solutions from Artesyn Embedded Power. This integration allows for machine learning and AI driven provisioning of energy consumed in very large data centres. Source: Mission Critical Power > Partnership will leverage AI to deliver power efficiencies to data centres

The headline on 13 November 2019

NVIDIA, HPE to transform US Postal Service. The world’s largest postal service, the US Postal Service, is adopting end-to-end AI technology from NVIDIA to improve its package data processing. The US Postal Service will use NVIDIA EGX AI technology supplied by HPE to speed package processing, and it is predicted it will improve processing speeds by a factor of 10. Source: NVDIA News > NVIDIA Provides U.S. Postal Service AI Technology to Improve Delivery Service

Daimler cuts jobs worldwide in transformation bid. Daimler is planning to save $1 billion in costs worldwide through job reductions to buffer the high cost of moving away from petrol and diesel cars and trucks. $100 million in savings will come from the van division, and $250 million from the company’s trucks and bus division. Daimler says it sees the creation of logistics hubs on motorways as a growth area, and is planning to devote resources to growing in this area. Source: Bloomberg > Daimler’s New CEO Warns Electric-Car Shift Will Be Painful

Daimler cuts jobs worldwide in transformation bid.
Daimler cuts jobs worldwide in transformation bid.

UPS, HERDX deliver Blockchain-Verified Beef from US to Japan. UPS and US agri-tech solutions provider HerdX have shipped blockchain-verified traced beef from a US farm to Japan. The delivery is seen as a significant step forward in quality assurance and traceability in the beef industry and was celebrated at an event attended by US and Japanese embassy officials in Tokyo. Source: Ledger Insights > UPS partners with HerdX for blockchain beef traceability

UPS, HERDX deliver Blockchain-Verified Beef from US to Japan.
UPS, HERDX deliver Blockchain-Verified Beef from US to Japan.

GEODIS automates Dallas logistics centre. Supply chain operator GEODIS is automating its logistics operations with technology from Massachusetts based materials handling technology specialist Vecna Robotics. Vecna robots and workflow technology have automated the horizontal transport within a 150,000 sq ft distribution centre in Dallas. Source: PR Newswire > Vecna Robotics and GEODIS Partner To Advance Autonomous Logistic Solutions

ORBCOMM platform for Controlled Atmosphere. ORBCOMM has updated its ReeferConnect and VesselConnect platforms to manage the intermodal industry’s new, energy-efficient Controlled Atmosphere containers. The move supports the logistics industry’s move to controlled atmosphere containers for refrigerated cargo transport. The new platforms allow for remote command and control of the new, energy-efficient containers. Source: ORBCOMM Supports Industry Transition to Controlled Atmosphere Containers for Refrigerated Cargo Transport

Evergreen, BlueX launch Ocean Logistics platform. US-Taiwanese digital freight platform provider BlueX Trade and Taiwanese shipping firm Evergreen Marine are collaborating to develop digitalised integrated logistics. The partnership accelerates Evergreen’s digital push into providing integrated logistics. Source: AsiaOne > Evergreen Marine and BlueX Trade Partner to Revolutionize Integrated Ocean Logistics

Nauto AI to improve Fleet Driver Behaviours. Nauto has launched an in-vehicle real-time driver behaviour learning platform to increase fleet safety and reduce reported claims. The company says that customers are finding reported claims being reduced on average by over 35 percent, with some customer reporting more than 80 percent reductions. Source: Globe Newswire > Nauto Unveils AI-Powered Driver Behavior Learning Platform for Commercial Fleets

Korean Air deploys RMS to boost Cargo profitability. Korean Air has boosted its cargo profitability by deploying an integrated revenue management system from IBS Software. Using a tailor-made solution built on IBS’s iCargo platform, Korean Air can now determine the selling price of capacity and ensure maximum profitability per shipment carried. Source: PR Newswire > IBS Software has Launched an Integrated Revenue Management System at Korean Air to Boost Cargo Profitability

The headline on 07 November 2019

Toshiba and Gestamp use IoT to improve auto weld quality. Toshiba and Gestamp are working together on advanced monitoring and analytics of vehicle chassis part welding, using IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI), data from camera images and acoustic emission (AE) sensors. Source: BusinessWire > Toshiba and Gestamp Cooperation in IoT/AI Project Will Promote Quality Welding Operations in the Automobile Industry

Advanced monitoring and analysis to the welding of vehicle chassis parts
Advanced monitoring and analysis to the welding of vehicle chassis parts

Nokia is equipping SENAI-SP (Brazil’s National Service for Industrial Training) with Industry 4.0 technologies at its lab in São Caetano do Sul, outside São Paulo, Brazil. The lab will provide professionals with a deeper understanding of Industry 4.0 technologies, and also serve as a pilot testing bed for new solutions before they enter the market. Source: Nokia Press Release > Nokia and SENAI-SP launch partnership to boost Industry 4.0 adoption in Brazil

Telit announced successfully series of live 5G industrial data tests of its new industrial-grade FN980m 5G data cardm conducted on a live 5G network in Korea, and have particular application for 5G solutions for industrial routers and gateways, fixed wireless access, video broadcasting, and private LTE/5G networks. Source: Telit completes successful first live 5G tests of new industrial-grade 5G product

Nutanix announced partnership with Hardis Group to launched Vision Insights powered by Xi IoT, supply chain optimisation solution to help companies harness the potential of cognitive services (image and voice recognition), IoT, edge computing, and machine learning technologies to improve efficiency in warehouses, factories and distribution centres. Source: Nutanix Partners with Hardis Group to Deliver Innovative IoT Solution for Supply Chain Operations

Accenture has expanded its Chicago Innovation Hub with a new Industry X.0 studio to help clients accelerate the development of new smart connected products and services from months to weeks by providing uniquely equipped environment that fuses design, software engineering, hardware engineering and industry expertise. Source: Accenture Expands Innovation Hub in Chicago, Adds New Industry X.0 Studio to Accelerate Smart, Connected Products and Services Development for Clients

Accenture Industry X.0 studio opens in Chicago
Accenture Industry X.0 studio opens in Chicago

IOTech has launched Time-Critical IoT Edge Platform called Edge XRT, a software platform for time-critical and resource-constrained embedded industrial IoT (IIoT) applications at the edge. Source: PR Newswire > IOTech to launch ‘Time-Critical’ IOT Edge Platform – Edge XRT at IOT Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC)

5G Digital Twin Emulator at Warwick. Spirent Communications is working with the Warwick Manufacturing Group to deploy 5G digital twin technology within a 3xD drive-in simulator for use in automotive and manufacturing research and development. Source: Spirent and Midlands Future Mobility Establish Breakthrough 5G Research Network

The headline on 05 November 2019

Continental to implement ITS in Hamburg. At last month’s ITS World Congress in Singapore, the city of Hamburg signed a partnership agreement with German technology company Continental on the future development of urban mobility. Source: sgCarMart > Hamburg and Continental agree on mobility partnership

Continental to implement ITS in Hamburg.
Continental to implement ITS in Hamburg.

Bentley applies digital twins to improve city services. Bentley Systems, a Pennsylvania-based provider of software services for digital cities, is applying digital twins for more efficient city and regional operations and for more connected and resilient infrastructure. Source: PR Newswire > Bentley Systems Accelerates Focus on Infrastructure Engineering for Digital Cities

California tests state-wide earthquake early warning. The first state-wide public test of California’s early earthquake warning system took place last month using the US Geological Survey’s (USGS) ShakeAlerts early warning alerts. Source: IoT Library Smart Cities News > California tests state-wide earthquake early warning

VW quantum computing optimises traffic flow in Lisbon. Volkswagen is using quantum computing in a pilot project to optimise traffic flow in the Portuguese capital Lisbon. Source: Green Car Congress > Volkswagen Group launches world’s first pilot project for traffic optimization with a D-Wave quantum computer in Lisbon

Jumptuit delivers smarter data to smart cities. New York-based Jumptuit has launched a service to deliver smarter data to all sectors of smart cities through its regulated contributory data streaming. Source: PR Newswire > Jumptuit Announces the Launch of Jumptuit Smart City: Smarter Data for Smart Cities

Jumptuit delivers smarter data to smart cities.
Jumptuit delivers smarter data to smart cities.

Telensa expands smart street lighting in Wiltshire. Telensa has been selected by Wiltshire County Council in the UK to expand its county-wide intelligent street lighting deployment by an additional 7000 lights. The firm’s technology already controls 35,000 lights that have paid for themselves in six years through reduced energy and maintenance costs. Source: LEDS Magazine > Wiltshire County Council Expands Telensa Deployment to 42,000 Smart Streetlights

Telensa expands smart street lighting in Wiltshire.
Telensa expands smart street lighting in Wiltshire.

ABB launches interactive smart city tool. Swiss engineering company ABB launched an interactive smart city online desktop tool ahead of last week’s UN World Cities Day on October 31. Source: AFP > ABB Electrification Launches Virtual ‘Smart City’

Closer collaboration needed for smart cities, says Horiba Mira. As smart cities continue to gain momentum, UK-based engineering research and test company Horiba Mira believes it is critical that automotive and infrastructure providers work more collaboratively to bring connected and automated mobility (CAM) into the mainstream. Source: SMART Highways > Collaborative work “critical” for connected and automated mobility to work, HORIBA MIRA says

Closer collaboration needed for smart cities, says Horiba Mira.
Closer collaboration needed for smart cities, says Horiba Mira.