What You Missed in The IoT: Week of 1/08
The Industries and Players Behind The Activity
Active Areas in Harbor’s Smart Systems Taxonomy:
- Industrial & Manufacturing
- Transportation & Automotive
- Oil & Gas
- Smart Cities & Infrastructure
- Smart Homes
Key Players Covered:
What It Is: Endress+Hauser, an instrumentation and process automation supplier, has partnered with Angus Measurement Services, TechnipFMC and Vector Controls in a collaborative effort to facilitate the transition towards a digital oil field.
Why It Matters: The joint collaboration will enhance measurement certainty, operational performance including preventative maintenance, and will also improve safety operations. Companies in oil and gas, a pivotal sector in the transition towards Industry 4.0, are realizing the larger magnitude of value when capabilities are combined from different companies to create a complete solution.
Smart Systems Taxonomy: Smart Homes
What It Is: Whirlpool kitchen appliances will include voice command capabilities thanks to the integration of Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa as well as pairing with both Honeywell and Nest products.
Why It Matters: The Smart Home ecosystem is evolving towards open ecosystems. Open systems and ecosystems provide the underlying framework that allow app developers like Yummly to build on top of Whirlpools home devices.
What It Is: Ford and chipmaker Qualcomm announced a partnership at CES 2018 on Tuesday to work together on cellular vehicle-to-everything (C2VX) tech, designed to validate and ensure a smooth rollout for the connective communication tech that’s going to help cars connect up to things like smart traffic lights, street signs, bikes, roads and more.
Why It Matters: As smartphone and mobile computer markets become saturated, silicon providers are making headway in new devices, with their main value proposition being the interoperability of their chips with a range of other devices running on IoT Cloud platforms. We expect these partnership tie-ups between silicon makers and OEMs to continue.
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