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This smart grid program could save millions of tons of CO2 annually

9 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

Ofgem, the U.K. government’s regulator for gas and electricity, has revealed that projects trialled under the Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) could save 215 tonnes of CO2. The program ran for six years, ending in 2015, with the aim of helping Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) develop cost effective and energy efficient solutions for the smart... Show More Summary

3 benefits a smart city can gain from smart infrastructure

9 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

The Internet of Things is sweeping across the globe at breakneck speeds, and before we know it, our entire lives will be facilitated by connected technology. We’re already seeing the IoT make an incredible impact on how the industrial world operates, and we’re seeing it seep into household goods to bring convenience and efficiency to... Show More Summary

PARC secures federal funding to develop peel-and-stick sensors

9 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

PARC, the research and development arm of Xerox, announced on Tuesday that it has secured part of $19 million in federal funding from the Energy Department to develop peel-and-stick sensors for homes, businesses, and other buildings....Show More Summary

Get My Parking launches smart city pilot in India

9 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

Studies of traffic congestion regularly point much blame at cars circling for parking. To tackle this perennial problem, Get My Parking is joining a smart city initiative to launch a smart parking pilot in India. As reported in Firstpost, the Delhi-based startup’s technology is being tested in government smart city initiatives. Show More Summary

Do fitness wearables need an affordability upgrade?

9 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

According to a recent Gartner survey, almost a third of fitness tracker or smartwatch owners end up ditching them. The survey studied about 9,000 users from the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Reasons for the dropped tech use vary from wearables breaking, to just becoming bored of them. Show More Summary

Using IoT to help farmers to protect livestock from fires

9 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

An increasing number of farm fires are being caused by electrical arc faults, a high-power discharge of electricity between two or more conductors. Nare IoT Labs, a South Korean startup, has developed a cost effective solution to prevent and warn farmers of any faults, before the fire starts. Show More Summary

Google’s Waymo to put big car firms in the robot car driver’s seat

9 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

A new report says Google has spun out its self-driving unit — now called Waymo — and is undertaking a major pivot away from making its own autonomous vehicles, instead moving to become a provider of self-driving car tech for major automakers. Show More Summary

Aye! Smart city projects squirrel away $31m in Scotland

9 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

Scotland’s seven major cities are teaming up to develop a number of smart city projects, backed by a $31 million war chest. According to Scottish Construction Now, the seven cities will springboard off the funding to collaboratively develop themselves into future-capable digital hubs. Show More Summary

5 futuristic connected car technologies that are here now — or will be soon

9 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

With trends like ride sharing, autonomous vehicles, and the connected car, the auto industry is increasingly in the spotlight. As drivers contemplate letting computers take over control of the wheel for them, it brings up some important questions. Show More Summary

Tech world aims to tackle the mental health issue next

9 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

Several months ago, CCS Insight surveyed 2,000 people in the US and UK about what they would most like to have tracked about themselves, and a large portion of them answered with, “stress levels.” It looks as though their requests are being answered. Show More Summary

Is hearable tech really the latest thing in wearables?

9 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

While wearable tech has been thrown a few curve balls over the last 12 months, leading to ultimately a consolidation in wearables (think Fitbit’s purchase of Pebble Watch) and a decline in the sale of wearable devices, one subset that continues to advance significantly is hearable tech. Show More Summary

How Honeywell and the post office are making Christmas bright

9 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

The USPS expects to deliver 750 million packages this holiday season — that’s 5 million packages a day. This is a 12% increase from 670 million in the 2015 holiday season. In response, U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is deploying more than 5,000 additional Honeywell mobile devices as part of its expanded parcel tracking network. Show More Summary

Panasonic begins work on Denver future smart city, Peña Station next

9 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

Peña Station, currently a remote rail station south of Denver International Airport, may be the location of one of the most futuristic smart city developments. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock expressed his desire for Peña Station to be more than just a transit hub and earlier this year Panasonic jumped at the chance to make it... Show More Summary

Northwest U.S. drivers won’t hand the wheel to self-driving cars

9 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

A large number of drivers in the Pacific Northwest aren’t buying the hype that driverless cars offer a better future. GovTech.com discussed the findings of a survey by Pemco Insurance of drivers in Oregon and Washington states. 58% of those surveyed believed that the will see autonomous vehicles on roads in the state with thin... Show More Summary

Former head of Google car project to launch his own self-driving rival

9 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

Chris Urmson, the former chief technology officer in charge of Google’s self-driving project, is reportedly preparing to launch a new company that will compete with Mountain View and others building autonomous transport systems. TheShow More Summary

Malaysia aims to leap forward in smart home technology

9 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

I-City and Huawei have recently combined forces to speed up the development of more advanced smart homes that can track and manage appliances, lights, air conditioners and various other devices.  This project is possible due to the popularity...Show More Summary

Google self-driving project set to graduate from X Labs

9 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

Google’s self-driving project may graduate from X Labs, the company’s moonshot incubator, in a few months, according to project leader and ex-Hyundai CEO John Krafcik. Speaking at the Nikkei Innovation Forum in Palo Alto two months ago,...Show More Summary

Hey IoT devs: Deadline is looming for that Bluetooth innovation award

9 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

We know it’s holiday time…but innovators working on creations in the IoT space using Bluetooth technology need to submit their idea and/or prototype for consideration for the Imagine Blue Awards by December 13. This awards program is run by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). Show More Summary

How to use your wearable’s VO2 max feature in your fitness routine

9 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

Fitness trackers and wearable fitness technology are a rising trend for both serious athletes and individuals who like to occasionally exercise. Both types are caring more about their health stats these days, and VO2 plays a big role in that department. Show More Summary

What is fog computing and what does it mean for IoT?

9 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

The Internet of Things is projected to grow to as much as 20-30 billion connected devices by 2020. The amount of data being created and subsequently sent to the cloud is therefore set to increase exponentially as a new set of devices achieves connectivity. Show More Summary

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