As the internet of things (IoT) continues to show its transformative potential for industries and society, the debate on the role of policy is becoming more relevant and vocal. It is not simply about acting on specific sectors – automotive with eCall, energy with smart metering, and others – but it is also about looking into the wider interconnection of devices, systems and networks.
A new partnership between Council Lead Partner IBM and carmaker BMW is pushing to make the connected car a reality. In a market that is creating new types of partners, the two companies have high expectations that the systems they design will re-define the relationship between cars and their drivers.

At CES 2017, Carnival CEO Arnold Donald made a splash by announcing the Ocean Medallion, the company’s new machine learning device to be used on its cruise ships. Set to debut on the Carnival Regal Princess ship in November 2017, the 1.8 oz. smart wearable is a quarter-sized metal disc provided free to all passengers.

This week’s top takeaways have IoT boarding Carnival Cruise ships, while some IT leaders continue to stay on the IoT sideline. A top 10 list of IoT companies to watch names familiar tech leaders and newbies. Plus, retail tracks inventory and logistics with a new platform from Intel and Honeywell.   

Santa Clara University unleashes a test fleet of driverless electric shuttles that use GPS and 3D LIDAR technology to zip students around campus.

Advantech-DLoG, INFORM GmbH, and Cobus Industries GmbH are amongst the leaders in providing solutions to the airport and aviation industries. Hear first hand some of the challenges and how they used Intel Atom™ processors to improve efficiency overall.

Business outcomes ride on the performance of the fleet. Smart transportation solutions built on Intel IoT technologies enable businesses to increase fleet productivity using advanced sensing, interconnected big data, and intelligent features embedded in vehicles and the environment.

Using an Intel® IoT Gateway and an Arduino 101 board, project teams can rapidly adapt existing Intel® IoT path-to-product solutions to address novel business needs.
Ford CEO Mark Fields today told attendees of the North American International Auto Show that his company is about mobility not just selling more cars. In front of a giant screen at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena the Ford boss said that bikesharing would play a big role in the cities of the future.

Recognizing dangerous behaviors with predictive analytics and machine learning complements current airport security measures and helps create a safer environment from baggage claim to the runways.


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