21. January 2016 · Comments Off on Ford teases future developments: Autonomous cars, car controlled smarthomes and more · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Ford has shown off what it’s developing behind closed doors at its relatively new Innovation Centre in Palo Alto.As part of the car company’s push to become more software focused the centre was built two years ago. Since then developments have advanced in its cars including smarter Sync voice controls, autonomous vehicle development and more.We visited the centre to see what Ford is working on now that should start to appear in its new cars soon.Lots of these projects are aiming to have in car results by as early as the end of 2016.

Source: Ford teases future developments: Autonomous cars, car controlled smarthomes and more – Pocket-lint

20. April 2014 · Comments Off on SAP CEO Wants 1 Billion People to Use his Company’s Software · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

SAP co-head Bill McDermott has big plans for his company as a whole. In a Churchill Club session at the Four Seasons Hotel in Palo Alto, the chief executive said that SAP’s goal is to reach one billion users by 2015.

One billion is a big number, and “all the people who would touch an SAP system” count. That includes users of its core BI solutions, as well as people who use software from SuccessFactors, Ariba, and other recent acquisitions. Also falling in these categories are mobile device owners whose carrier happens to leverage a Sybase SMS system, and even households served by utilities that use SAP smart meters to get better insight to their data.

via SAP CEO Wants 1 Billion People to Use his Company’s Software | ServicesANGLE.

26. August 2013 · Comments Off on AutoGrid Lands NTT Data as Big Data Energy Partner · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Since its 2011 founding, AutoGrid Systems, the Silicon Valley startup that’s built a big data platform for the smart grid, has primarily gone to market with utility partners using applications that AutoGrid has built itself.

Now the firm has landed its first partner that is licensing the platform to build its own apps. NTT Data, the IT services arm of Japanese giant NTT, plans to announce Thursday that it’s entering an R&D partnership with the Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup, aimed at developing “new technologies for the energy sector” based on AutoGrid’s Energy Data Platform.

via AutoGrid Lands NTT Data as Big Data Energy Partner : Greentech Media.

01. May 2013 · Comments Off on Nest: World’s smartest thermostat raises its utility IQ · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Nest Labs is the Palo Alto-based company founded by ex-Apple employees to bring high-end consumer design to energy appliances. The Nest thermostat is its flagship product, one that has seen great success in the 18 months since its launch. Today the company has 210 employees and 3,000 certified installers in North America.

via Smart Grid: Nest: World’s smartest thermostat raises its utility IQ.

18. January 2012 · Comments Off on Stealth smart grid company hopes to revolutionize demand response · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A Silicon Valley smart grid startup is gunning to lower the cost of demand response by 90% while increasing efficiency 30%.

Palo Alto, CA-based AutoGrid was founded by Stanford University professor Amit Narayan. Its most recent hire is smart grid pioneer Chris Knudsen. Knudsen, who formerly ran PG&E’s Technology Innovation Center, joins as chief technology officer.  AutoGrid has already attracted marquee investors including Foundation Capital, Voyager Capital and Stanford University. What’s more, it is leading a $4-million grant project funded by DOE and the California Energy Commission to investigate “highly dispatchable and distributed demand response for the integration of distributed generation.”

via Smart Grid: Stealth smart grid company hopes to revolutionize demand response.

18. January 2012 · Comments Off on Stealth Smart Grid Company Hopes To Revolutionize Demand Response · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A Silicon Valley smart grid startup is gunning to lower the cost of demand response by 90% while increasing efficiency 30%.

Palo Alto, CA-based AutoGrid was founded by Stanford University professor Amit Narayan. Its most recent hire is smart grid pioneer Chris Knudsen. Knudsen, who formerly ran PG&E’s Technology Innovation Center, joins as chief technology officer.

via Stealth Smart Grid Company Hopes To Revolutionize Demand Response.