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IoT And Big Data At Caterpillar: How Predictive Maintenance Saves Millions Of Dollars

When it comes to big data and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives most companies are still in the design or early adoption phases which make it hard to get a solid return on investment (ROI) figures.  So it’s refreshing to share a story of an organization delivering real-world ROI for their customers by vastly ramping up their data collection and predictive maintenance analytics. The Marine Division of Cat ...

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BMW’s vision for connected cars includes Cortana in your dash | Windows Central

BMW is at CES showing off a range of tech it envisions as part of a connected car experience. While the entire vision is a neat look into where BMW expects the near-future of connected, automated cars to go, one particular inclusion will stick out to Microsoft fans: Cortana. AS shown off as part of CES 2017 demo, BMW sees Cortana living in the car's dash to offer the same voice-activated assistance with whi ...

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Microsoft launches a new cloud platform for connected cars | TechCrunch

Microsoft isn’t building its own connected car — but it is launching a new Azure-based cloud platform for car manufacturers that want to use the cloud to power their own connected-car services. The new Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform will go live as a public preview later this year. “This is not an in-car operating system or a ‘finished product’,” Microsoft’s EVP for business development Peggy Johnson ...

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Monitoring Real-Time Uber Data Using Spark Machine Learning, Streaming, and the Kafka API (Part 1) | MapR

According to Gartner, by 2020, a quarter of a billion connected cars will form a major element of the Internet of Things. Connected vehicles are projected to generate 25GB of data per hour, which can be analyzed to provide real-time monitoring and apps, and will lead to new concepts of mobility and vehicle usage. One of the 10 major areas in which big data is currently being used to excellent advantage is i ...

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How connected cars are turning into revenue-generating machines | TechCrunch

History repeats herself, but she mumbles. Some have expressed that she enjoys rhymes or puns. One must lean in close and listen carefully to understand exactly what she’s getting at. Most of the time we can only in retrospect discern what she was trying to say. Sometimes, though, history’s intent is clear. Evidence suggests a chain of events that will yield to an educated guess of the near future. That’s wh ...

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In Japan, Priuses can talk to other Priuses | TechCrunch

While the US waits to get Super Cruise in Cadillacs next year, Toyota has already rolled out a pretty robust V2V, or vehicle-to-vehicle, system in three models available in Japan. The latest version of the Prius, the Lexus RX, and the Toyota Crown, a luxury sedan sold in Japan, all have the ITS Connect system available as an option. The cars communicate using a channel abandoned by analog TV transmissions w ...

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Even your connected car will need antivirus software | TechCrunch

Connected cars can talk to each other (vehicle-to-vehicle, or V2V), and they’re starting to be able to talk to the city they’re driving around (vehicle-to-infrastructure, or V2I). That also means baddies can potentially talk to our cars, as we’ve seen in the experimentalhack of a Jeep. But hacking isn’t the only danger, because wherever there’s a computer, there’s certain to be a computer virus lurking. Thi ...

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Datafloq – 6 Ways How Big Data is Driving Your Car

Forget the recent announcements about driverless cars, Big Data is hard at work in every aspect of the automotive industry. We are currently doing a lot of work with a number of automotive manufacturers, and I thought that it might be interesting to see where Big Data is having an impact on the cars that we are driving: Safety Many cars already incorporate parking sensors and crash prevention systems, but a ...

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New Qualcomm Chip Brings Deep Learning To Cars – Forbes

As cars become more like smartphones, Qualcomm hopes to bring its mobile savvy to the auto industry.On Tuesday at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, the San Diego, Calif.-based chip maker announced the second generation of its automotive-grade “system on a chip” (SoC) with the Snapdragon 820A. The new chip is built off of its latest mobile phone processors.The 820A contains all custom Qualcomm silicon, inc ...

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NVIDIA CES 2016 News Summary – YouTube

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q8MZkQiVsk[/embed] Published on Jan 5, 2016 CES 2016 - NVIDIA's Danny Shapiro briefly recaps the news out of CEO Jen-Hsun Huang's press event, featuring the NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2, the world's first artificial intelligence supercomputer for the car. Find more CES news at http://www.nvidianews.nvidia.com. ...

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