Posted: 13 May. 2018 5 min. read

IoT Newsflash No. 04

From Dr. Konstantin Dörr

The fourth IoT newsflash covers recent news affecting the IoT market, including Android Things, Microsoft´s IoT and edge-computing tools and technologies, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (SMMT), Nokias purchase of SpaceTime Insight as well as the impact of the Blockchain technology on IoT.


 Android Things

Two years after the announcement Google finally presented with Android Things an OS, which is targeted for developers of IoT devices. The OS has no consumer user interface but instead helps to build scalable and controllable devices. The hardware platforms NXP i.MX8M, Qualcomm SDA212, Qualcomm SDA624 und Mediatek MT8516 are part of the new System-on-Modules (SoM) and are certified for production including security updates for three years. First hardware prototypes are expected in the next months.

Microsoft´s Azure and Co.

Also, Microsoft presented with Azure Sphere a hard- and software platform for the development of Internet of Things devices with Linux as OS. This platform should help developers to build connected products for Smart Home as well as for different industry sectors. With Azure Sphere OS offered as an open source license, it is possible to use the platform also with AWS or Google Cloud. In addition, Microsoft highlights its security approach. With automated updates, recognition of attacks and device failures as well as certificate-based authentication they present a security concept to protect IoT devices. A similar solution is also presented by Amazon´s cloud service AWS since 2017.

The Future Mobility Challenge

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. (SMMT) has launched a Future Mobility Challenge to the technology and automotive sectors. BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Bosch, Ford, and Toyota are collaborating. Their goal is to encourage tech startups across industry – including finance, health, and even fashion – to present solutions to a range of challenges facing the automotive industry. These challenges include questions on:

  • The potential of mobility data
  • Intelligent fleets
  • Urban mobility solutions for future cities
  • Innovative shared and on-demand mobility models
  • Creating new and superior customer experiences in the age of hyper convenience
  • New connected car services
  • Future vehicle technologies

For more details, click here.

Nokia bought SpaceTime Insight

Nokia has acquired SpaceTime Insight, a California-based IoT startup that provides predictive analytics based on machine learning algorithms to grow their rather small businesses on IoT.

For the press release, click here.

Blockchain and IoT for security

The Blockchain technology could play an important part in the future of IoT. When it comes to IoT security, the technology could guarantee validity by coding the sensory data of machines directly onto the ledger from the first entry onward.

For the article, click here.

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