automation

Somfy's First Zigbee3.0 Range of Connected Shades and Curtains

  • Posted on: 14 January 2019
  • By: chw staff

Somfy has launch a new range of connected shades and curtains solutions based on Zigbee 3.0.  This new range includes the TaHoma gateway hub with embedded Radio Technology Somfy (RTS) motors and Zigbee 3.0 radio connectivity, a corresponding local controller, an automation app and a full set of motors for shades and curtains.

LG Uplus IoT Platform Selected for Residential Homes

  • Posted on: 25 June 2018
  • By: chw staff

LG Uplus, a subsidiary of LG announced that Korea based Ushin General Construction has selected LG Uplus’s IoT @home platform for the Class Apartments in Geumwang Wooshin, South Korea. The LG Uplus apps will be integrated in different services within the home, allowing residents to use connected home appliances such as heating and cooling, lighting and gas control, unmanned delivery services, energy usage checks and parking controls.

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.

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