Aptiv acquires edge software developer Wind River for $4.3bn

Autonomous Vehicle

Aptiv, an electric vehicle parts supplier, is acquiring Wind River from TPG Capital for $4.3 billion (£3.14bn) in cash.

Wind River builds software for edge networks and is currently used on more than two billion edge devices by 1,700 global customers. It generated $400 million (£292m) in revenue in 2021.

Its software allows for the secure development, deployment, and servicing of mission-critical intelligent systems across the aerospace, telecommunications, and...

Filament STAC gets Silicon Valley backing for Scottish IoT enterprise

Glasgow

Filament STAC, Scotland’s first IoT accelerator programme, has received backing from a number of major tech firms in the US.

Amongst the brands pledging their support is Silicon Valley’s Intel, Twilio, Plexus Corp, and Fortune 500 company Arrow Electronics.

The Smart Things Accelerator Centre is a non-profit industry and government partnership aimed at creating globally competitive and scalable Scottish IoT companies.

Launched in August this year, the...

Embedded car telematics market to see 19% CAGR over the next 5 years

Embedded Telematics Vehicle

The number of telematics service subscribers using embedded systems is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19 percent from 133 million subscribers at the end of 2020 to 377 million by the end of 2026.

The latest research from IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the report also forecasts that global shipments of embedded car OEM telematics systems will grow from 41 million to 77 million units in the same time period, which represents an attach rate of 91...

Royal Caribbean bringing IoT wearables to its cruises

Cruise Ship

Cruise company Royal Caribbean is launching a purpose-built connected wearable to provide a range of functions for its passengers.

Being developed by Vancouver-based IoT platform company TraceSafe, the bracelet will provide Covid-19 contact tracing, serve as a room key, a wireless payment method, a locations analytics tool, and a communications device.

The bracelet will be deployed across Royal Caribbean’s 24-ship fleet, which includes four of the world’s largest...

Sutton Council using IoT sensors to improve disabled parking experience

Disabled Parking Spot

Sutton Council, in South London, is trialling the use of internet-enabled sensors to improve services for disabled car users.

Provided by IoT Solutions Group, the sensors will be placed in disabled parking spots to provide vital data on the usage, frequency, and duration for which a given space is used.

The council hopes the project will help it make informed decisions during area developments and road layout changes, ensuring disabled car users are considered in the...

Cairngorms National Park working with IoT network to monitor footfall

Loch Morlich in Autumn

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) is to install gateways and sensor devices that will connect it to North’s IoT Scotland network.

North currently runs the £6 million IoT Scotland network with funding from the Scottish government and its enterprise schemes, providing the infrastructure for companies to tap into smart sensor applications.

The proposal came as a result of the unprecedented surge in visitors Scotland’s natural parks saw during the pandemic...

Waymo and Cruise can now offer autonomous vehicle rides to the public

Autonomous Vehicle

Waymo and Cruise have both received approval to offer autonomous vehicle rides to the public by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Whilst a major step in the push towards autonomous vehicles, both companies will only be allowed to operate in certain parts of the state and under specific conditions.

All that remains is to secure a deployment permit from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and both companies will be able to offer paid...

Kathiravan Kandasamy, Syniverse: Private networks and connectivity

“The networking infrastructure company for networking infrastructure companies.”

This is how senior product management director at Syniverse Kathiravan Kandasamy described the company in an interview with IoT News.

Syniverse is a global telecommunications company that provides networking and business services for a host of multinational enterprises.

In recent years, the company has expanded its offering into the IoT space, providing a variety of...

William Bain, CEO, ScaleOut Software: Real-time tracking with digital twins

William Bain, CEO, ScaleOut Software

ScaleOut Software CEO William Bain discusses the challenges facing the telemetry industry, the advantages of the digital twin model, and some of the technological advances driving innovation in the IoT sphere.

What solutions is ScaleOut Software bringing to the IoT space?

ScaleOut Software’s cloud-hosted streaming service for IoT offers a breakthrough new approach to tracking telemetry in real time for large numbers of IoT devices. By incorporating fast, in-memory...

Prof. Dror Fixler, CEO, FirstPoint MG: Cellular cybersecurity in a post-pandemic world

Prof. Dror Fixler

IoT News got in touch with FirstPoint Mobile Guard CEO Professor Dror Fixler and CMO Noa Ouziel to learn more about the cellular cybersecurity provider’s industry insights.

The company offers a holistic cellular security solution for mobile and IoT devices that provides transparent protection from espionage, surveillance, and data hacking.

“FirstPoint combines the IoT security with cellular connectivity, meaning networks are easily manageable whilst maintaining...