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Steps the Automotive Industry Can Take to Achieve a "Frictionless Economy"

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One of the buzz phrases that has inspired prophesies in recent years is the “frictionless economy.”  The idea first popped up in 1996 when the Internet was gathering serious steam and Bill Gates outlined his vision for “friction-free capitalism,” but the notion has been embraced by many other notables since then such as Mark Zuckerberg, who recently has been promoting …

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How the Smart Phone Industry Can Learn from the Auto Industry

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Most of us don’t often think of updating the software in our car but this is decidedly not the case in other realms. — software updates are becoming second nature for the 68% of Americans  who have smart phones.  Typically, seven to eight software updates a year have trained us to be responsive to this task. We are now familiar …

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Reality Check: 5 th Generation wireless technology create lucrative opportunities for carriers

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5G is set to move mobile operators away from being a dumb pipe and towards lucrative support for new industries like autonomous vehicles It’s been said ad nauseam that technology never sleeps, relentlessly evolving and changing while creating business disruptions along the way. This reality can result in power and profits for industry segments at one moment, only to see …

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IoT Entrepreneurship: A Framework for Success

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‘IoT with the best’ is hosted an exclusive tech talk with Internet of Things experts on October 29 – 30, 2016.  It is the world’s largest online conference with more than 100 speakers including CEOs, CTOs and Executives who will share their thoughts on sensors, smart grids, smart homes, smart cities, intelligent transportation, connected devices and wearables. Mahbubul Alam, CTO/CMO of …

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Realizing The Software Defined Car

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Mahbubul Alam, CTO/CMO of Movimento Group was recently speaker at the KPMG/Flex Automotive Innovation Summit, Milpitas, CA on September 29th, 2016. He shared his thoughts on the topic ‘Realizing the Software Defined Car’. Software Defined Car (SDC) is no more a thought or an idea. It is a reality but there is long way to go before its full potential …

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Blockchain Technology Could Reinvent The Auto Industry

Mahbubul Alam 2016, Blockchain 0 Comments

Breakthrough technology often makes its way slowly into cautious industries, the automotive sector being an example. This is unfortunate because organizations that more quickly adopt new paradigms can often benefit the most from them. In the case of blockchain technology, a sizzling new exemplar for making verified, authentic transactions digitally instead of physically, the auto industry with its massive supply …

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Sharing Economy For Cars May See Greatest Uptake In Developing Countries

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While emerging countries get to test out and try the latest new technologies, reaping the benefits of each new phase of innovation from self driving cars to smart phones, going through the birthing pains of trying out new technology is not always fun. Think back to texting on early mobile phones or plugging desktop computers into dial ups – it …

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How Listening To Our Cars Will Improve The Driving Experience

Mahbubul Alam 2016, Automotive 0 Comments

Smart technology is already being used in cars, but we’re just at the very beginning.  It’s a given that Over-the-Air  (OTA) software updates for both drivers and automotive OEMs will be an integral part of new cars. The total vehicles predicted to have OTA map updates for example will exceed 32 million by 2022.  New code and upgrades will be …

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Advanced IoT And M2M Enable Multidisciplinary Applications

Mahbubul Alam 2016, Automotive iot connected car collaborative economy, Internet of Things, IoT 0 Comments

Recently, I co-authored a book chapter on the requirements of advanced Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) for multidisciplinary applications in various verticals. This blog summarizes the main points including the fundamental differences of M2M and IoT along some of the drivers and challenges in specific verticals. For more than a decade, internet of things and M2M communications have …