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5G Automotive: Press Release

GLOBAL INDUSTRY LEADERS TO CONNECT ON 5G AUTOMOTIVE FORUM The emergence of 5G will transform the automotive industry’s traditional business model to give way to a radical new approach. Cars will become a “mobile device” – a platform for innovative, compelling applications that enrich user experience. 5G will enable cars to communicate electronically with other vehicles on the road and with the road itself, exchanging real-time information such as current […]

What are the Digital Opportunities and Challenges for Consumer Vulnerability?

Digital technology has the power to transform the lives of customers who need additional help – people who may be vulnerable as a result of their physical or mental health, because they are very young or very old, or because they are in financial hardship. Digital technology allows us to offer them accurate billing. It enables us to keep track of their use of essential services so we can reach […]

How Big Data Analytics and IoT help wind farm operators to maximize their ROI?

Ideally, a wind turbine must be ready to operate any time the wind blows. However, this is not always the case due to unexpected failures. Wind turbines consist of various moving parts and mainly operate in remote areas. Therefore, a reactive maintenance approach is very costly due to emergency repairs and decreased availability. Big Data analytics and IoT revolutionize the maintenance approach by turning the unexpected failures into accurate predictions. […]

Regulatory Barriers and Dilemmas in Digital Utilities

The European electricity industry is committed to invest in clean power generation and transition-enabling solutions, reduce emissions and actively pursue efforts to become carbon-neutral well before mid-century. Digital innovation will be instrumental in achieving this goal, as it is playing an increasingly important role in the ongoing transformation of the European power sector. The digital evolution of the power sector is steadily building more efficient, secure and sustainable electricity systems […]

Utility of the Future in Japan: Utility 3.0

Japan’s electricity business now faces some trends and challenges that lead to inevitable and irreversible transformation. These are Deregulation, ecentralization, Decarbonization, Digitalization, and Depopulation. They can be called five Ds. Among these, Japan will be the first nation that faces the challenge of Depopulation, unless it changes its immigrant policy drastically. TEPCO Research Institute calls the future electricity business led through these 5Ds Utility 3.0. Utility 1.0 is an electricity […]

How to Approach Digitalisation in the Energy Sector

Energy utilities across the world have traditionally focused on their assets – generation and networks – rather than their customers.  The concept of ‘outsourcing of production’ which is prevalent in most manufacturing industries has never really taken root in the electricity sector.  The marketing of energy to customers has tended to focus on price rather than the differentiated and consumer-centric approach that most other mass-market industries have adopted.  Electricity, the […]

Connected Car: Why Car OEMs Are The Next Telcos?

From product (car) to services (VAS): it all depends on mobile capabilities… Soon, car buyers will no longer be choosing their model solely based on price, design, and brand. They’ll factor in the value of the vehicle’s ecosystem of services and related apps. If you remember, ten years ago, no one could imagine the number of apps we’d be using with our shiny new smartphones. Nor how this would determine […]

Are Autonomous Vehicles Regulations Ready?

The technical and legal landscape for connected vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicles is undergoing rapid change at both the national and international level. In particular, the regulation of liability and coverage under insurance laws in case of an accident involving highly or fully automated vehicles has become a pressing issue. Last year, Germany adopted “the world’s most advanced road traffic law”, which at first glance allows drivers […]