Wayra is still on the lookout for digital businesses. Telefónica’s startup accelerator will be accepting new projects for its academies in Latam and Europe until next Sunday. The last two calls it has given priority to certain areas as Machine-to-machine, Big Data and Advertising. The previous one received almost 3,500 applications, and more than 500 of them were related to M2M and Big Data. Finally, almost half of the selected projects had to do with these technologies.
The Connected Car 13 has given us the opportunity to meet some of the key actors of the automotive industry, from analysts from the most prestigious companies to leaders of some of the main car brands, such as Fiat, Kia, Audi and Ford. From a private roundtable we could extract some conclusions about the road this industry is taking:
Urban Labs − what they are and how they are boosted by m2mThe term “urban lab” or “urban laboratory” has been quite in vogue since the latest edition of the Barcelona Smart City Expo. By relating it with the development of smart cities, sometimes it has even been presented as an evolution of the smart city concept.
M2M technology allows insurance companies to develop tailored policies for their clients by monitoring all their driving performance. Insurance Telematics is the first solution built by a telco that enables companies to reduce operative costs and avoid fraud. Understand how it works in our infographics.
Machine-to-machine transport solutions are on the rise. Companies that rely on transportation or whose entire business activity implies a fleet of vehicles (such as leasing companies) are realizing that flexible, easy to implement solutions are key to streamline their value chain, and are looking forward to apply them to their business models.