My first overseas trip of the year – to the crisp cold of Beijing rather than the pouring rain of Las Vegas. This is the view from my apartment this morning. It’s always a great pleasure, not to mention a huge relief, to see clear blue skies over the city. A perfect winter’s day is promised.
Dockless bike sharing services have become such a fixture of the streets of China’s cities that municipal governments are finally taking steps to rein in the most egregious aspects of anti-social behavior by inconsiderate users who simply leave their contraption anywhere when they have reached their destination. Judging by some of the sights I came across during my recent trip to Shanghai and Beijing, they are starting to make some progress – but they still have some way to go before they take back the streets. Continue reading Dockless bike sharing services: a light-touch approach
CES Asia was a lot of fun last week. Judging by the dizzying array of robots, autos, drones, and smart home devices on display, the China IoT market is in a robust and healthy state. The days when the country’s tech industry was a follower are well and truly over. Now its startups, manufacturers, and Internet giants are starting to set the pace for innovation and are set to make massive inroads in global markets. Continue reading CES Asia 2017
Computex is just over a week away. During the show, I’ll be speaking at a half-day seminar being held by III (Institute for Information Industry) and OCF (Open Connectivity Foundation) aimed at accelerating the development of a common smart home framework for Taiwan.
If you’re planning to attend IoT Asia 2017 on March 29 and 30, you are more than welcome to stop by the Open Connectivity Foundation booth located at E27 in Hall 1 of the Singapore Expo. Continue reading Open Connectivity Foundation at IoT Asia 2017
Signage systems, interactive kiosks, smart lockers, and smart vending machines are fast becoming an integral element of the smart transportation infrastructure as hub operators look deliver a greater variety of passenger information, shopping, and storage services in their facilities. Continue reading VIA Smart HMI starter kits at Embedded World 2017
Embedded World 2017 is just over a month away, and given the growing interest in the IoT it promises to be quite a lively event. Continue reading Embedded World 2017
When I went through all the photos I took at CES earlier today, I was struck by how many pictures I shot of smart beds and related sleeping aids. I can’t for the life of me remember why I did this. Perhaps it was because I was subconsciously drawn to the soothing images of restful slumber by the dreadful jet lag I was suffering, or perhaps it was simply because the booths displaying them were close to mine. Continue reading Smart slumber at CES 2017
The OCF (Open Connectivity Foundation) booth was coming together nicely this morning when I went there to set up the VIA Alegro 100 demo. I’m sure it will look great when the CES 2017 starts tomorrow. It never ceases to amaze me how much work goes into preparing for a show. Continue reading Final Preparations for CES 2017
I’m heading out to Las Vegas for my first trip of the year later this evening. I have to say I’m looking forward to going to CES after so many years away from the show. It will be interesting to see what kind of new stuff we have to look forward to in 2017. Continue reading VIA IoT System Customization Pathways