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Augmented Reality: A Real Use Case

By Bryan Rushton on Jun 18, 2020 1:41:36 PM

What is Augmented Reality??

Augmented Reality, and its cousin Virtual Reality, commonly referred to as A/R or AR and V/R or VR, have long held great intrigue by nearly everyone who is aware of their possibility.  Virtual reality, the idea that we can immerse ourselves wholly in a digital and artificial rendering of the world, has been dreamt about for decades, and is ever closer permeating our everyday lives.  Most have seen the advertisements that turn some smart phones into a VR headset. Extreme sports enthusiasts have probably seen commercially available 360-degree field of view cameras.  This is quickly bringing millions their first samples of virtual reality and the power it has.

Topics: Data Analytics Augmented Reality
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What is the Internet of Things?

By Bryan Rushton on Jun 18, 2020 1:26:10 PM

What Is IoT?

It is impossible to go very long without hearing that IoT, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, and AI are going to completely transform everything we do, both personally and professionally.  Yet, for all the talk, most people are willing to admit that, while they might vaguely know what the concepts are and some of the anecdotal effects of these technologies permeating our everyday lives will be, they don't exactly know how to get started.


The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network that not only connects people, but also the objects around them. A network of smart objects which works together in collecting and analyzing data and autonomously performing actions. Simply put, if a device has an on-off switch and can be connected to the Internet, it’s considered a part of the IoT. Some familiar examples include Amazon Echo, Fitbit, smart refrigerators, connected toothbrush and many more.

IoT and Connected cars

As companies begin to invest more and more into the Internet of Things,  one area they are particularly interested are IoT enabled cars.  Connected cars offer great value to consumers (safety, reliability, and convinience) and will have tremendous impact on the auto industry. Connected Cars can avoid collisions by tracking the speed and maintain the perfect distance between vehicles. Even though most of the cars are already equipped with GPS, IoT connected cars will include smart navigation system which can based on the past dataset real-time traffic and weather condition to make the suggestions for best route and the best time to leave for the driver’s destination.

Topics: IoT
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Is Platooning the Future of IoT in the Trucking Industry?

By Bryan Rushton on Jun 18, 2020 1:14:43 PM

Do you remember years ago a toy train set that could be connected by magnets? The magnetic pull would force each individual train to follow the one that came before it. With enough magnetic pull, there would be three or four trains connected, following each other in the same path on the wooden train tracks. Now, let’s expand our thinking and apply this to today’s modern technology. Imagine you are driving down the interstate when you see three or four trucks following, no more than 10 feet behind the other. Except this time, they are not connected by a magnetic pull, but by IoT technology.  According to the Washington Post, A wave of new technology intended to make trucks safer — using radar, cameras and reflective light scanning — is sweeping the industry. This new wave of technology is defined as platooning, and it is becoming very real in the trucking industry.

Topics: IoT
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Big Trucks - Big Data: The Use of IoT in Truck Platooning

By Bryan Rushton on Jun 18, 2020 1:12:10 PM

Continuing from LHP’s recent post on truck platooning - “Is Platooning the Future of IoT in The Trucking Industry?”, there are other implications to the evolving automation of heavy-duty trucking, especially as they relate to big data and analytics.  As a review, the areas of EU regulatory framework are to focus on:

Topics: IoT