automation

Samsung is Building Homes with IoT in Mind

  • Posted on: 18 June 2018
  • By: chw staff

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Microsoft has one, Intel has one, and now Samsung has built theirs. These companies are all building their own show home demonstrating the possibilities of IoT within the connected home. However, Samsung is going a bit further.  Through its construction division Samsung C&T, they want to start building these connected homes for customers. In its home country of South Korea, Munjeong-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul; Samsung C&T has set up the “Raemian IoT HomeLab” to demonstrate the latest in IoT solution within the home.

Toyota is Putting its Financial Power Behind Self-Driving Vehicles

  • Posted on: 7 March 2018
  • By: Emma Thompson

As one of the big names in car manufacturing Toyota has pledged to boost the autonomous vehicle industry. In partnership with TMC, Aisin Seiki, Denso Corporation they will invest of up to 2.8 billion (USD) to develop self-driving vehicle technology. The partnership has formed the Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD). While they're still working out the finer details their joint venture, one clear objective is to develop "fully-integrated, production-quality software for automated driving."

Japan’s Appetite for Smart Home Solutions is Growing

  • Posted on: 19 January 2018
  • By: chw staff

The Japanese smart home market is likely to almost fivefold by the year 2024 from its current level. According to a new report The Japanese smart home market is expected to be US$ 5 Billion by 2024.  There is a growing demand in the Japanese market for safe and secure living environment, especially concerning safety functionalities and discrete monitoring for elderly people; also, since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, Japan has been focused on building energy efficient smart homes and supportive devices.

LG Home Appliances Getting Smarter with SmartThinq

  • Posted on: 29 November 2017
  • By: chw staff

LG is offering consumers more ways to control your home and enjoy the benefits of a connected home experience across a range of their home appliances.  LG Electronics USA announced that 87 of their Wi-Fi connected home appliances, such as their washing machines and dryers, dishwashers, vacuums, refrigerators, ovens, air purifiers are now compatible with Google Assistant on Google Home and supported Android and iOS smartphones.

Qualcomm Starts Cellular-V2X Trials With Ford Vehicles

  • Posted on: 20 November 2017
  • By: Emma Thompson

Qualcomm, AT&T, Ford, and Nokia have announced plans to start connected car trials with Qualcomm's Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) technology.  According to Qualcomm, the trial is the first for the U.S. and will help to accelerate the development of connected cars.  The trial is to demonstrate the potential of C-V2X technologies, including support for improved automotive safety, automated driving, and traffic efficiency.

Centrica Takes Hive Connected Home Solution into Europe

  • Posted on: 20 November 2017
  • By: chw staff

Centrica has partnered wtih Eni gas e luce of Italy. The five-year partnership arrangement will help Centrica to move its Hive smart home devices into the European market. Centrica also acquired Belgian power management firm REstore in deal worth €70 million (£62 million) in cash. Headquartered in Antwerp, REstore manages 1.7GW of peak load from a portfolio of industrial and commercial customers across Belgium, the UK, France and Germany.

Ecobee3 Lite Coming Month End

  • Posted on: 18 October 2016
  • By: Emma Thompson

ecobee maker of the ecobee smart thermostat, announced the launch of ecobee3 lite. The new device like the company’s flagship ecobee3; ecobee3 lite features a beautiful and easy-to-use touchscreen for a fraction of the price. Ecobee3 lite will integrate with Amazon Echo, Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings and IFTTT. The ecobee3 lite comes with a new mobile application for Apple and Android devices.

Sprue Aegis Acquired IoT Software Company Intamac

  • Posted on: 19 September 2016
  • By: chw staff

In conjunction with its 2016 interim result sprue announced that they have acquired IoT software provider Intamac for up to £2.8 million.  Sprue whose principal products are smoke alarms, CO alarms and accessories acquired Intamac as part of its new connected homes strategy, said its chairman Graham Whitworth.  Sprue acquired the source code and development rights to the software developed by Intamac to enable its customers to connect and monitor Sprue’s whole range of wireless products over the internet.

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