Security continues to be the elephant in the room when it comes to IoT, particularly in the context of autonomous vehicles. The Future of Automotive Security Technology Research (FASTR) consortium has a plan, and two new members – Rambus and Karamba Security – to help address it. Two years after being founded, the organization’s goals haven’t changed, but it is clarifying the need for collaborative effort – and how it intends to help the industry.
The dotdot protocol from the ZigBee Alliance promises to simplify IoT device connectivity and is another example of the need to consolidate efforts to accelerate smart IoT deployments. The essential goal is to completely abstract the underlying network layer from application-layer device-to-device communications. In this way, smart objects can discover each other, recognize functions and communicate efficiently and securely, with human interaction being optional.
During a recent earnings call and meetings in Washington, D.C., Intel reaffirmed its intention to focus on the lucrative data center and IoT markets in the coming year. In February, the company announced a $7 billion investment in a next-generation chip factory called Fab 42. Based in Chandler, AZ, the revitalized plant reinforces what Intel CEO Brian Krzanich explained during a recent earnings call. The company continues to transform "from a PC-centric company to a smart, connected company that powers the cloud."
All eyes left Tom Brady and the scoreboard and turned skyward during the Pepsi Zero Super Bowl 51 halftime show at Houston’s NRG Stadium. Intel, NFL and Lady Gaga collaborated to create a unique, choreographed drone light show that kicked off Lady Gaga’s performance.