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20 Jul, 2013

John Day   Sprint has become the first mobile carrier to use IBM MessageSight, which IBM describes as an appliance that enables organizations to manage and communicate with mobile devices and sensors in cars and traffic management systems as well as in smart buildings and household appliances. MessageSight is built on Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) technology. It can support millions of concurrent … Read More

IBM, IBM MessageSight, connected cars, Sprint, Sprint Velocity, Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT), Smartphone

25 Mar, 2013

John Day   In September 2011, Colorado-based app developers Danny Newman, Joe Mease and Austin Gayer decided to enter the Ford SYNC App Developer Challenge held during the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in San Francisco. They won the contest with Roximity, a smartphone app that provides real-time deals and specials on meal, clothing and several other categories relevant to a user’s location. Winning made … Read More

developer, Ford, app, SYNC AppLink, Roximity, Smartphone

27 Apr, 2012

John Day It stands to reason that range anxiety would lessen – at least a little – among current and prospective owners of electric vehicles (EV) if charging stations were ubiquitous as gas stations are today. Since they are not, there is value in the ability to locate charging stations and reserve time on them via smartphone. At the SAE World Congress, GE Energy Industrial Solutions introduced WattStation™, … Read More

WattStation Connect, WattStation, electric vehicles (EV), EV charging station, Ecotality, SAE World Congress, Smartphone, EV Project, GE Energy Industrial Solutions

28 Jul, 2010

Robin Bornoff Phones are now smart apparently. This has come as quite a shock and one that I’m still trying to reconcile with my expectations. The first mobile phone patent was issued 102 years ago. To reach the dizzying heights of smartness in that time is quite good going. I can only assume that over the next century the intelligence of phones will evolve to a level where they will dispense with the need for humans … Read More


28 Oct, 2009

John Day It’s only a matter of time, according to iSuppli Corp., before the myriad applications being written for smartphones are available in cars. Kevin Hamlin, analyst for automotive electronics at iSuppli, believes that the market for smartphone “apps” is now “a central battlefront in the global technology industry.” It’s more evidence that cars are becoming network nodes. “For software developers, this … Read More

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