There are a host of ways to make money off of connected cars. The revenue streams will be generated by services including infotainment, navigation, fleet management, remote diagnostics, automatic crash notification, safety enhancements, usage based insurance (UBI), traffic management and-- ultimately-- autonomous driving. Despite that prediction, the term "connected car" remains something of a catch-all, making it hard to determine which companies are actually making money from the market in Europe today, or indeed what exactly a "connected" car actually is.
Du said an extended partnership deal with Vodafone will enable it to beef up the machine-to-machine (M2M) services it offers to businesses throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Amazon Web Services launched a new platform for the Internet of Things to let customers build applications to connect devices via cloud, stepping into an arena with giants like Microsoft and IBM, which have staked a claim to be premier IoT cloud service providers.
AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie said he does not think that next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum can possibly raise $60 billion, as some analysts have speculated it might.
An Ericsson executive said a nascent market for connecting remote medical devices presents a new opportunity for mobile operators, as the company announced a deal with Sweden-based connected medical device producer Brighter.
The 3GPP took a big step forward last week in defining a new LTE standard designed for the low-power and low-bandwidth nature of the Internet of Things.
Nokia, Ericsson and Intel are teaming up to deliver what they think will be the best cellular protocol for machine-machine communications in the Internet of Things. The three companies are going to collaborate on Narrowband-LTE (NB-LTE), which they argue is the best path forward for using LTE to power IoT devices.
LAS VEGAS-- Perhaps it was only fitting that one of the key executives responsible for AT&T getting the exclusive on the iPhone eight years ago took the stage to talk about the next big thing for the wireless industry. Glenn Lurie, who appeared at CTIA's show a year ago as AT&T's newly named president of AT&T Mobility, described a world where every "thing" will be connected, including wheelchairs-- which AT&T is already doing-- and cars that will be able to adapt to whomever is driving at any given time.
Vodafone announced the launch of its "Machine-to-Machine" (M2M) platform in Ghana, in a move that the operator said would help to revolutionise the productivity of industry in the country
Swisscom has become the latest major operator to join the Global M2M Association (GMA), which is now a cooperation of seven major international operators that are active in the machine-to-machine (M2M) market.