The Race For Electric Autonomy Is On
Last summer, Volvo Buses revealed its first all electric, autonomous bus, developed in partnership with the Nanyang Technology University (NTU). The latest addition to the company’s EV range is designed to provide more comfort and safety to passengers at the same time as reducing…
Autonomous Trucks: All Roads Lead To Automation
Trucking companies appear to have reached a crossroads at which autonomous technology can meet industrial demand. But what exactly needs to happen before self driving trucks can take to the roads? How long will it take, and how will it…
5 Indian Tech Businesses To Watch
India has a longstanding reputation in IT and digital services. However, before the country’s economic reforms of 1991 this was mostly confined to outsourcing. Today, this is no longer the case. Thanks to growing local demand for digital, a well developed IT education infrastructure, and cost advantages compared to countries such as the US, Indian IT companies have flourished, creating a…
Why Does Mobility as a Service Matter?
MaaS is the application of the as a service business model to methods of transport, and is geared towards consolidating travel services under a single platform. The most obvious example is Uber, which merges the process of ordering, paying for, and rating a taxi in one app. Another example of MaaS in action is the…
Technologies To Help Solve The Housing Crisis
According to the World Resources Institute, the global affordable housing gap is estimated at 330 million households… And that’s just in urban environments. By 2025, this number is expected to grow by 30 per cent, leaving 1.6 billion people without secure, affordable housing. Thankfully, the housing sector is undergoing a…
Mapping The Autonomous Future
Google may lead the pack when it comes to finding a venue in an unfamiliar city, but not necessarily when it concerns the vast detail needed to enable autonomous technology. So how do you begin to direct driverless technology? According to Ben Peters, cofounder of FiveAI, the real problems lie in navigating…
Industry Convergence: Going Beyond Business Boundaries
Industry convergence might sound like yet another sensationalist buzzword, but it’s worth taking seriously. According to Gartner, the convergence of industries represents the most fundamental growth opportunity for organisations, redefining the boundaries between sectors. An IBM study published in 2016 revealed that two thirds of global CMOs saw industry convergence as their greatest business challenge.
Signed, Sealed & Autonomously Delivered
Autonomous delivery businesses battle it out Ordering something online and getting it delivered to your door is nothing new. Unless you’re out of the house, […]
Life After Uber
Can Lyft capitalise on Uber’s decline? The only problem with being at the top is that it’s a very, very long way down. The latest […]
Disrupted Cars (again) – how AI will come to the rescue of commuting explosion in cities
Chinese Car Maker Is Testing Car-to-Car Communications iDisrupted Commentary Let’s take London in the morning – between cars, motorcycles, buses and cycles there are around 500,000 road going vehicles in […]
Disrupted Cars – an Apple car could turn the whole automotive industry on its head
Apple to do an iPhone on the automotive business and cause massive disruption? iDisrupted Commentary We’ve discussed Apple’s possible ambitions in the automotive space before […]
Disrupted Distribution – big data ushers a new era of physical distribution models
More disruption in distribution iDisrupted Commentary Hot on the heels of our commentary last week on the disruption that will be caused by self drive […]
Aligning Business And Tech In Digital Transformation
Why should IT invite business teams to the technology conversation? Many digital transformation projects fail because of a disconnect between the strategic priorities of IT and business executive teams.
Driving Emotional Transformation
As Steve Jobs said: ‘You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology, not the other way around.’ Yet today much of the conversation surrounding AI and digital transformation is about the speed and reach of technological advance and not about its ultimate role…
See ROI With Inclusive And Ethical Design
How come we have learned to expect that tech products disregard the experience of millions of users?
How Smart Home Tech Is Shaking Up The Insurance Industry
Investing in traditional home insurance can often feel like a chore. You buy it, then it sits in a drawer, forgotten until you need to make a claim. Smart home devices are changing this relationship between customer and insurer…
5 Technologies Transforming Retail
Consumers have never been more demanding. In a world of inexhaustible choice and next-hour delivery, brand loyalty has fallen by the wayside. Retailers must anticipate…
When Data Has No Boundaries, Who Does It Belong To?
In the digital world, while it is easy to collect data, its legal consumption is still a grey area and a matter of concern as data has no legal boundaries. For example, data can be generated in Spain, stored in Thailand, backed up in Australia and used for analytics running on a virtualised server in the USA…