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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 …


Blockchain Technology Could Reinvent The Auto Industry

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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 …


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 Leave a Comment

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 …


Advanced IoT And M2M Enable Multidisciplinary Applications

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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 …


Convergence Of Secure Vehicular Ad-Hoc Network And Cloud In Internet Of Things

Mahbubul Alam 2016, Connected Car, IoT Leave a Comment

The vehicles of the future are often referred to as ‘mini-data centers on wheels’ and in a recent book chapter that I co-authored; we explored the concept of vehicle cloud computing especially focusing on data compression. In this blog, I provide a summary of the general vehicular cloud concept with a preamble of vehicle communications. Alerting the drivers about the road …

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Solving The Biggest Worry With Connected Cars: Security

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Recent incidents like the Volkswagen emission-control software scandal, the remote hack of a Jeep Cherokee, and speculative predictions that accompany any paradigm shift, result in a loss of consumer trust. With cars turning into rolling wireless networks and driverless cars on the horizon, connected cars with their software-based control systems open the door to a new realm of security vulnerabilities …