Posts posted in October 2016
Do Automakers Still See Hackers as a Hoax?
Junko Yoshida 10/28/2016 (1) comment
Earlier this week, when the Department of Transportation laid out cybersecurity guidance for carmakers, U.S. Transportation Secretary called cybersecurity “a safety issue.” The latest survey, however, found that automakers still haven’t made cybersecurity a priority in vehicle development.
OEMs Beware: These Days, Anything Can Be Hacked
Erik Kangas 10/27/2016 (6) comments
More needs to happen on the manufacturers’ side to protect against vulnerabilities that are unintentionally built into hardware and software products. Further,, quicker responses are needed to fix the problem once vulnerabilities are identified.
U.S. Protecting Us from AI
R. Colin Johnson 10/21/2016 (1) comment
From lost jobs to nuclear holocaust, any negative impact artificial intelligence could have on society is what the U.S. government wants to head-off.
Blockchain Set to Transform Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 10/21/2016 (1) comment
Blockchain has supply chain aficionados excited because the technology will support new business processes that allow for assets to be transferred over the Internet without the need for a centralized third party.
IoT Hears LTE Calling
Rick Merritt 10/19/2016 Post a comment
Qualcomm said AT&T, Verizon and five module makers will use its chip for Cat-M1 and NB1 trials this year and commercial services in 2017.
Security Risk in the Age of Cloud Computing
Chris King 10/19/2016 (1) comment
If supply chain architecture in the cloud is not properly designed, a flaw in one client’s application would not only allow hackers to access their information, but other client’s information as well.
Large Flexible Fingerprint Sensor Reaches 500dpi
Julien Happich 10/18/2016 Post a comment
FlexEnable together with ISORG have jointly launched a flexible fingerprint sensor with an image resolution of 500 dots per inch (dpi). Only 0.3mm thick, the flexible optical sensor is suitable for applications requiring standard-compliant fingerprint enrolment and/or identification.
Autonomous Car Mobility Shifts Electronics Industry
Pablo Valerio 10/18/2016 (2) comments
By 2025, automated mobility services could be a $120 billion business in the United States alone. The impact on companies in mobile technology, connected vehicles, and wireless infrastructure could be as important as the arrival of the smartphone last decade.
Germany Hits Tesla, Raises Bigger Issues
Junko Yoshida 10/17/2016 (1) comment
The German Transport Minister requested Tesla to stop advertising its EV’s Autopilot function. The question is whether this is a result of concerted efforts by German automakers “looking for a way to ‘clip Tesla’s wings,’ asked one analyst.
NAFTA: In Defense of the Idea
Dana Martin 10/17/2016 (1) comment
The U.S. and Mexico have strong relationships when it comes to tech companies. These businesses—and the innovative products they create—are set to suffer if NAFTA is eliminated.
Did Processor Cause Samsung Note 7 Blowup?
Junko Yoshida 10/14/2016 Post a comment
It’s far from clear what caused Samsung Note 7 to catch fire. But a new report emerged that the culprit might not be the lithium-ion batteries. Rather, the problem might reside in tweaks made to the processor.
IoT Startup Taps Blockchain
Rick Merritt 10/13/2016 Post a comment
Startup Filament has developed an end node for the industrial Internet of Things than extends the LoRa network and uses blockchain as part of its security.
Autonomy Isn't Just About Cars Anymore
Junko Yoshida 10/11/2016 Post a comment
Autonomy Paris is an antidote to classic automotive fair, the Paris Auto Show. Autonomy reflects the yearning of those who prefer to live in cities, without the burden of owning cars.
Let's Celebrate Manufacturing Day
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 10/7/2016 Post a comment
Today, around the United States, over 2,500 events have been scheduled to raise awareness about manufacturing and the opportunities for people who want to work there.
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