07:00 am. Daniel opens his eyes for the first time while he's listening to his favourite song and he goes back to sleep with a big smile. “Only five minutes more”, he thinks to himself. With the purchase of his smart mattress he has recovered deep sleep and can consult the details of his sleeping quality, back position, and temperature. In addition, he’s calm because he knows the Internet of Things, which makes his home a connected place, will make him arrive punctual one more day after three marvelous months. With the difficulty of waking up that has...Read more
The hours that we lose in traffic jams in big cities would be better used in what really matters to us thanks to the Internet of Things. We are talking about advances not only to gain time, but also to improve our quality of life by avoiding the stress that comes with wasting time. The technological innovation that have appeared so far, and the ones that will come, will improve traffic movement all around the world.
The biggest change will come when 5G connection is incorporated in our facilities and vehicles. This will allow the...Read more
Pucallpa, located in the middle of the Peruvian jungle, has a big concern with the safety of their citizens and their vehicles. With a population of 200.000 inhabitants, the motorcycle is the easiest way to move around the city.
However, the main problem for those who live there is only one: security. Well, the lack of security. The bikes are a comfortable way of transport, easy to park and to drive around, but they are also easier to steal. This problem significantly started to affect the best-selling brand in the area.
Connected cars are going to be everywhere soon. Statista calculates that in the USA alone, they will reach a penetration rate of 93% by 2020. So, what do we mean by ‘connected car’? The Centre of Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) defines it as “vehicles which use some kind of digital technology to communicate with the driver, with other vehicles on the road (vehicle-to-vehicle, V2V), with infrastructures (V2I) and/or with the cloud (V2C)”. Read more
The shift in consumer preferences from ownership to usership enables a huge variety of innovative business models that are possible thanks to the IoT. In this post we will focus on one that is growing at an astonishing speed: car sharing.Read more
Three months ago we told you about Hugo Scagnetti’s charity-driven challenge: to travel around the world on a connected motorcycle. Last week, as scheduled, he successfully concluded the feat after traveling through 13 countries while crossing Europe, Asia, and America reaching Spain again – the starting point for his adventure.Read more
Moving goods and people has been a necessity that is as old as civilization itself. The moment people started to settle and organize socially, moving goods and people swiftly to the farthest places imaginable turned into a prime necessity for society.
The twentieth century meant the explosion of engine powered vehicles. Thus the car, the airplane, lorries, cargo ships, trains and other means of transportation went from technological breakthroughs to mainstream vehicles in only a few years. The end of the twentieth century brought the Internet and the revolution of a connected world....Read more
Hugo Scagnetti is about to embark on a motorbike trip around the world that he expects to complete in the same time that Phileas Fogg – Jules Verne’s character – did. The pilot plans to be the first person to accomplish a solo motorbike trip around the world. Telefónica and Yamaha will gear Hugo with a top notch communications system, a cutting edge vehicle and the necessary logistical assistance to successfully complete the journey.
Why a bike trip around the world?
Scagnetti was affected in both legs by a disease called avascular necrosis (AVN) or...Read more
During the last few weeks, connected cars and their different solutions have been one of the biggest promises of Mobile World Congress 2014, which is taking place from Monday 24th to Thursday 27th of February in Barcelona.Read more