Internet of Things

It’s common to hear modern cars referred to as computers on wheels. They boast sensors that measure fuel and braking, along with built-in navigation and infotainment systems. These digital systems could be hacked and Australia needs to preempt this threat. Compromised vehicles present unique issues. Besides putting people at serious


The world will move to 5G at an impressive clip according to a new report from Juniper Research. It forecasts there will be 1.4 billion 5G connections by 2025, up from barely a million in 2019 which is the anticipated first year of commercial launch. That’s a solid average annual growth of

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Fully autonomous vehicles — cars which don’t require steering wheels or brake pedals — are likely to appear on Australian roads within eight years. The prediction is made in an 86-page whitepaper released by the NRMA this week, which sets out a timeline for the roll out of driverless vehicles

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Australian enterprises are in the midst of a wave of technology adoption driven by the desire to stay relevant through creating new products and services, according to a new study from emerging technology analyst firm Telsyte. The Telsyte Australian Emerging Enterprise Technology Study 2017 reveals that more half of organisations


Australians are selective about when they support sharing personal data with government agencies and commercial organisations via Internet of Things – according to the 2017 Unisys Security Index. The vast majority of Australians, 82 per cent, support using a button on their phone or smartwatch to alert police to their

A new report from Juniper Research has forecast that commercial aircraft adopting in-flight wi-fi services will reach 14,419 globally by 2022, up from an estimated 5,243 in 2017. This will mean that over half of the global fleet will offer such services in 2022, compared with just under a quarter

In 2008, there were already more “things” or objects connected to the Internet than people. By 2020, it is estimated that the number of Internet-connected things will reach 50 billion. A recent research report compiled by McKinsey forecasted that the total economic impact of the IoT on the global economy


IOT spending is tipped to reach nearly US$1.4 trillion by 2021, with Asia/Pacific tipped to lead the spending. This is according to new research from IDC, who said the key metric is now dollars spent rather than devices connected. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Previous forecasts  have focussed

General Electric has unveiled new industrial applications that aim to advance the digital capabilities of its industrial customers. The industrial giant also launched a new business unit called Avitas Systems that will use predictive data analytics, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver advanced inspection services to the oil and

Smart Toy sales are set to surge and grow to $15.5 billion in hardware and app content revenues by 2022. That’s up from just under $5 billion this year. The figures are contained in a new study from Juniper Research. Smartphone-based connected toys will drive the growth along with the