These connected devices and 'things' will require stronger, faster and more accessible network connectivity to reach their full potential. Without this, the IoT would be like a racing car in pole position, trying to start on an empty tank. Here we examine connectivity trends and future gaze to help you understand where IoT and connected fleet technology might be heading.
In the UK, we have largely built our towns and cities, so a better question might be: 'How could we enhance our cities by overlaying a digital layer?' This layer, spread over the physical, helps us to understand our cities better and create services that allow citizens to interact with the city - and each other - differently.
Smart cities have won a lot of headlines recently with various independent projects popping up. But what about the possibility of a smart Europe? As the phenomenon picks up momentum the EU is trying to accelerate smart city deployment across the region by aiding development of open standards that aim to help manage data flow in cities by 2020.
In short, the secret to engaging millennials is to stop thinking about them as a code to be cracked. It's not about age - it's about a mindset of connectivity. Gen C are people like you who want to be engaged. You just have to give us the right tools.
Retail companies often spend most of the year preparing for Black Friday. It is often a means for them to make massive financial gains in an otherwise challenging month. Moreover, the high level of competition means that businesses need to invest significant time, effort, and money to ensure everything from product delivery, marketing campaigns and customer WiFi works smoothly and efficiently.
Everyone has a routine of some kind in their daily lives. Even those of us living what we might perceive to be lives of pure and unending chaos are still likely to be governed, to some extent, by eating, sleeping and working, not to mention hobbies and other leisure activities that fill space in between.
Whether we're discussing how to make our roads safer or the environmental benefits of getting more people to commute by bike, cycling is a topic that many of us feel passionately about. Cycling is an integral and increasingly important part of London's transport network, but there is still a long way to go before it becomes as inclusive, safe and widely enjoyed here as it is in the likes of Copenhagen and Amsterdam.
From baby monitors that allow parents to watch their infants remotely, to smart talking dolls, which connect to a database to answer kids' questions, the same connectivity seen in adult gadgets is now reaching our children. But what happens when hackers gain access to that data?
The residencies are based in the dynamic area of Braamfontein, a hub for art, music and good food. Earlier that day I'd taken part in a 'market hack' just behind Neighbourgoods Market, with street stalls, demonstrations and activities for public audiences to try cutting-edge, creative electronic and design tools.