by Mireille Heijnen, Head of Social & Environmental Responsibility, EMEA/APJ
Shell Eco-marathon is one of the most challenging student innovation competitions in the world, where teams are challenged to design, build and test ultra-energy-efficient vehicles with the aim of creating a vehicle that can drive the furthest on the equivalent of one kWh or one litre of fuel. The team that goes the furthest, wins.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has exploded in the past year, changing the face of many industries along the way. IoT may not be the first thing you think of when driving your car, eating fresh produce, or dining at a restaurant, but it is changing your experience with many everyday activities.
By Susan Diegelman, Director of Public Affairs, AT&T
For over sixty years, engineers and automakers have been working on new and innovative ways to integrate communications technology into automobiles. Since the introduction of Bell System’s car phone in 1946, innovators have continued to pursue technological advancement in vehicles. Way back when, it began as a way to connect people to one another, but today we are connecting people to their cars, and soon we’ll be connecting cars to other cars as well as those cars to their surroundings.
My second grade daughter recently took a field trip. She rode in the “yellow dog” school bus with her class to the new science museum in town to learn about the past and see the possibilities for the future. They wore the same color t-shirts so they wouldn’t get lost, she got a pencil with the logo of the museum on it – the whole bit.