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Behind the scenes: How the 2017 Ford Mustang became the ng Connect Program’s Mobile Applications Development Platform

Early discussions about the connected rental car solution concept centered around personalizing the shared car experience.   Initial features tossed around to enhance the rental/sharing experience were: personalization and convenience — having your preferred music available, comfort, temperature, seat and mirror positions, phone paired, and even smell choosing a car — augmented reality that views cars […]

Introducing the 5G Community, an OTHER ng Connect ecosystem

Barcelona, Mobile World Congress, February 2017.  Amidst a slew of announcements related to 5G, Nokia just revealed the launch of a new 5G Community under the ng Connect Program.  Nokia is the founding member of ng Connect, and continues to actively support the ecosystem with staff, lab equipment and global infrastructure. The 5G Community, just […]

ng Connect shows power at Distributech 2017

Distributech 2017 has just closed its door on a pretty busy edition that saw the Internet of Things gain further traction in that industry sector, as utilities continue to modernize their infrastructure. Smart infrastructure, asset management, analytics, cybersecurity or DERMS* were among the many buzzwords that echoed throughout the exhibit hall of the San Diego convention […]

CES 2017 Musings

Internet of Things Everything at CES was “smart” and “connected”. This is a continuing trend but it is getting tired. One big comment heard was along the lines of “do I really need a toothbrush that streams video of my mouth into the cloud?” and “Just because I can connect it, should I?”. Use case […]

Lessons from 50 years of CES – Transform or Be History

It was only fitting to celebrate 50 years of the Consumer Electronics Show with a sampling of some of the best-of products over the years amidst this year’s showcase of the most innovative products for 2017. Many of the products in the 50th Anniversary cases are now obsolete collector’s items and a number of the […]

Of smartcars and fleet commanders

CES 2017 is right around the corner, and as last year, you should expect a lot of cars on the show floor.  So many cars in fact, that the city is now worried its convention center, one of the busiest and most impressive in the world, does not have enough space to accommodate the new […]

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