It’s been a busy first quarter of 2018, with some really exciting events taking place across the whole of the tech sector. Of course, the Arkessa team has been in attendance at major events in the connected technology calendar, experiencing and influencing the very latest in IoT on the ground and immersing ourselves in what’s next for connected technology. This blog series will be showcasing the latest trends and innovations from the global IoT sphere.
Bosch Connected World (BCW) in Berlin in February highlighted the very latest in connected tech, with Bosh Connected Experience (BCX) hosting an IoT Hackathon during the event. Check out BCX here. With more than a small nod to Bosch, we investigate the latest innovations in their five IoT hotspots in this blog series. Read on for all the news on Mobility and Connected Autonomous Vehicles.
As electric and shared Mobility continue to disrupt traditional car ownership and public transport models, the connected transport and automotive sectors are talking about the emergence of a new Mobility ecosystem. Encompassing decentralisation models using IoT and mobile payment technologies that enable customers to access and pay for a vehicle or a ride independently, Mobility as a Service #MaaS could mean that cars end up running themselves as economically autonomous entities, and millenials are apparently unlikely to miss owning their own car.
‘61% of millenials would rather lose their car than their mobile phone’ – Jonna Pöllänen, MaaS Global
Discussions at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona focused on the opportunities and risks associated with Connected Mobility, as well as exploring the theme of collaboration and partnership. Check out Arkessa and Fujitsu’s Connected Van partnership to see how this model is already breaking ground in the commercial sector too.
Although the reality of driverless cars transporting humans and goods on a universal scale could be a considerable way off, Autonomous Vehicles remain very much at the forefront of the vision for a connected future.
At an unknown point in the future, Fleets of Autonomous Vehicles that are Electric and Shared (FAVES) could pave the way for safer, cleaner, less crowded urban spaces, as well as simpler and more cost-effective logistic solutions.
At Embedded World, Nuremberg, sessions focused on topics such as Deep Learning for Automotive, Edge Computing and embedded vision systems to improve performance and utility for Autonomous Vehicles. Safety is of course still the primary concern for those working in this sector, and investigating the role of Machine Learning and AI to ensure greater safety levels for driverless vehicles was a key part of the discussions at Embedded World.
Arkessa is at the forefront of connectivity solution delivery for Mobility Services and Connected Vehicles. Reprogrammable SIM (eUICC) technology removes the commercial and technical idiosyncrasies of the global Cellular IoT landscape and enables our customers to focus on data analytics, new business models, and on delivering superior products and user experiences throughout the entire vehicle lifecycle – from manufacturing, distribution and servicing through to car dealerships, active profile switching on the road and dealing easily with subscription and billing adjustments when ownership changes.
For further insights on Mobility as a Service and to find out more about how eUICC technology benefits the Mobility sector, download the Arkessa whitepaper ‘Optimise Enterprise IoT & Mobility with eUICC’ here.
Next in the series…
Manufacturing 4.0 and Connected Logistics – how IoT is disrupting traditional business models in the global marketplace.