The European Union (EU) has issued a series of recommendations on IT security for smart grids to lessen the risks of a cyber-attack.
Sales of ‘black box’ motor insurance in the UK have increased fivefold over the past two years, according to new research published by the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA).
‘Black box’ or telematics technology works by recording journeys and driving behavior so that premiums can be accurately applied to a driver’s exact risk profile.
On Tuesday, Southwest Airlines Cargo announced Cargo Companion, an asset tracking service that allows its customers complete visibility regarding the location and environmental status of high-value and time/temperature-sensitive items shipped via Southwest Airlines Cargo.
Designed for freight forwarders, couriers, perishable commodity Shippers, and Shippers of time-critical and high-value items, Cargo Companion features wireless asset tracking devices that monitor the location, shock, light, temperature, pressure, and humidity of cargo during transit.
On Tuesday, seven mobile operators announced they had entered into a global alliance to collaborate their M2M businesses. KPN, NTT DOCOMO, Rogers, SingTel, Telefónica, through its Telefónica Digital unit, Telstra and Vimpelcom are all part of this M2M alliance. Most notably, no carrier from the United States, specifically AT&T, has joined the partnership.
Natural disasters demonstrate that, despite ongoing efforts to improve electric power transmission reliability, the risk of prolonged regional blackouts remains a significant concern.
Telit Wireless Solutions, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and services, on Tuesday announced the establishment of m2mAIR, a new business unit offering M2M managed and value-added services including connectivity.
As the global economy emerges from recession into a new period of growth, market data and analysis will become even more essential to companies seeking to compete on the global stage. According to a recent report by Global Information Inc., an information service company, telemedicine, teleradiology, and telemonitoring systems are poised for tremendous growth through the middle part of the decade.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />
On Tuesday, IMS Research, who was recently acquired by IHS Inc., forecasted that the market for equipment supporting smart grid communications and networking would grow from $700 million in 2011 to nearly $950 million by 2016. This growth is projected even as smart meter shipments are forecast to decline from 2012 onwards in North America and general economic growth remains elusive.
It may not be long before electric car owners on America’s Pacific coast can drive all the way from Canada to Mexico using quick-charge stations. Thanks to Oregon’s new ‘electric highway,’ it’s now possible to charge an electric car every 25 miles down a 200-mile stretch of Interstate 5.
That, says an NBC News video, makes it the longest stretch of electric highway in the United States.