14. March 2016 · Comments Off on The next Big Thing – the Internet of Things, or IoT  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The buzz of the Internet of Things has been getting louder, but what is this IoT? The Internet of Things or IoT is the network of physical objects such as devices, vehicles, buildings and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity enabling these objects to collect and exchange data.So now that all these objects can talk to each other, so what’s the big deal? Well, as an example, would it be pleasant if our rooms were at the right temperature when we walk into our house? It can with the IoT.

Source: The next Big Thing – the Internet of Things, or IoT – The Nation

08. March 2016 · Comments Off on DOT’s Smart City Challenge Announces a New Partnership With Autodesk  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Given all the advances being made in driverless cars, America’s cities have been startlingly slow to incorporate the technology into their plans. A recent analysis found that, as of mid-2013, just one of the 25 largest U.S. metropolitan planning organizations bothered to mention autonomous vehicles in its long-term outlook—that single nod coming in a brief sidebar. But dangle up to $50 million out there for a futuristic transport vision and it’s amazing how quickly things change.The U.S. Department of Transportation did just that in December when it announced the Smart City Challenge, an urban innovation contest that asked midsized metros to draw up ideas for improving safety and mobility with driverless cars, intelligent infrastructure, street sensors, and the like. Since then 78 cities have applied, with DOT set to narrow the field to five finalists this Saturday at South by Southwest. The winner will be named in June.

Source: DOT’s Smart City Challenge Announces a New Partnership With Autodesk – CityLab

14. January 2016 · Comments Off on Ford Smart Cars Meet Smart Homes! · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

From the comfort of your living room, are you in the group that can watch people on HGTV fix up their house all day long without leaving the couch?Ford says, “Ford is exploring linking smart devices like Amazon Echo and Wink to its vehicles to allow consumers to control lights, thermostats, security systems and other features of their homes from their car, and to stop, start, lock, unlock and check their vehicle’s fuel range from the comforts of their couch.”

Source: Ford Smart Cars Meet Smart Homes!

13. January 2016 · Comments Off on Samsung and Microsoft Writing the Future of Smart Home · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Of all the technologies showcased at the annual CES event in Las Vegas, Internet of Things (IoT) has been getting more attention than any other for the past few years. While these technologies may have previously seemed limited to just the talks, at least one of the aspects of IoT is looking more tangible now than ever. From Samsung to Amazon, there have been several devices, showcasing us to interact with our appliances through tablets plastered over smart fridges to talking to vehicles and security cameras. What has caught the attention of the entire industry today is the possible upcoming dynamic duo of smart home: Samsung and Microsoft.

Source: Samsung and Microsoft Writing the Future of Smart Home

09. October 2015 · Comments Off on Stepping up smart manufacturing: Advanced tech impacts from renewables to vehicles · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Department of Energy has announced up to $70 million in funding for the next Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute, which will be focused on smart manufacturing. With this investment, the Department aims to support research and development advancements that can reduce the cost of deployment for technologies such as advanced sensors, controls, platforms, and modeling for manufacturing by as much as 50 percent.

Source: Stepping up smart manufacturing: Advanced tech impacts from renewables to vehicles – SmartGridNews