Category: Internet of Things

The Future of Self-Driving Trucks Is Starting Now

The Verge, Andrew Hawkins | Mar. 6, 2018
On March 6, Uber announced it is now operating its fleet of self-driving trucks on its Uber Freight app. Using transfer hubs, self-driving rigs drive long-haul, highway portion of the trip and transfer the trailer to human drivers for the last delivery miles.

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How the Internet of Things Is Improving Rail Travel in France

IBM Watson | Feb. 22, 2017
French Railways operator SNCF uses IBM Watson IoT to deliver superior customer service, maximum operational efficiency and enhanced safety to its 13.5 million daily passengers. Using the Watson IoT Platform and thousands of sensors, SNCF connects its entire rail system, including 30,000 kilometres of track, 15,000 trains and 3,000 stations, to provide insights from real-time information. These insights will allow SNCF to manage its equipment and improve quality, security and availability of its trains.

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Internet of Things Sector Overview for Fourth Quarter 2017

Venture Scanner Insights | Feb. 16, 2018
What are the different components of IoT and how do they make up this startup ecosystem? On Venture Scanner’s research platform, we have classified the companies in the sector into functional categories. This blog post examines these categories and how they compare with one another through a series of graphics.

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Self-Driving Cars—Where Are We Really?

a16z Podcast | Feb. 8, 2018
IAs cars become more like iPhones and less like just, well, cars — everything changes, from data to mapping to interfaces to security and more. How so? Where are we anyway, given all the hype around when self-driving cars will appear everywhere? And where are new opportunities in the space? In this a16z Podcast, a16z’s Frank Chen interviews Taggart Matthiesen, head of product at Lyft, which is developing autonomous car technology; James Wu, CEO and co-founder of DeepMap, which focuses on full-stack HD mapping for autonomy; and Qasar Younis, CEO of Applied Intuition, which provides advanced simulation software for autonomy.

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