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UK has its own driverless car to rival Google Car

The UK government-funded centre looking at connected vehicle technology will run the UK’s first Intelligent Mobility Hackathon in November. According to organiser, the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC), the two day event dubbed IMCreate will use real transport data to address critical problems within the UK’s transport network…

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Government offers cash for IoT in cities

Here’s one for all us IoT watchers. The government wants UK cities and businesses to apply for a share of a £10m fund which is being offered for IoT related R&D projects for providing cities with transport, healthcare and energy services. Open for competitive tender, it is…

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New Ofcom head gets tough with operators

Sharon White has decided to mark the start of her tenure as head of telecoms regulator, Ofcom by getting tough with the UK’s broadband service providers. She believes we are frustrated because it is difficult to change provider and cancel contracts. She wants to make it possible for us…

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Big change in EU radio directives coming

Good news from Bad Birnbach, the new EU radio equipment directive 2014/53/EU which came into force on 11th June 2014 will have to be implemented by Member States by 13th June 2016. The old 1995/5/EC will cease to be valid on that day, so wireless terminal…

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UK exports a little skills inspiration to Russia

The UK must be doing something right about addressing the engineering skills shortage if a Russia wants to draw on our expertise in inspiring future engineers. When a major conference for technologists and engineers in Moscow wanted to discuss the educating a new generation of engineers it approached Linda Fuller…

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Investment in technology could be an Election vote winner

Investment in technology could be a vote winner at the General Election in May. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne certainly thinks so which is why he lined up a number of technology initiatives in his recent Budget statement. Driverless cars, the internet of things and smart cities, Osborne has…

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Is the UK not so smart on metering?

Is the UK in danger of falling out of step with the rest of the world on the introduction of smart meters? A committtee of MPs in the UK recently recnely rubbished teh giorvewnrment £3bn plan to roll-ourt smart meters because they cost too much. Now Consumer organisation Which…

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