Tag: Connected

KDDI Partners With Orange Business Services to Equip More Than One Million Vehicles in Europe With Connected IoT Services

  • Automotive manufacturers Toyota and Mazda leverage connected car capabilities for improved customer experience

  • A seamless connected car platform covers 63 European countries/territories

KDDI, a Japanese telecommunications service provider, has selected Orange Business Services to provide a customized IoT platform for Japanese automotive manufacturers Toyota and Mazda. The platform will allow them to offer connected car capabilities in their vehicles sold across Europe.

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The Orange solution will initially enable the Japanese automotive manufacturers to offer connected services across 63 European countries/territories, via Orange cellular connectivity.

The Orange Business Services connectivity management solution integrates directly into KDDI’s own platform and provides secure, reliable IoT connectivity for Toyota and Mazda to enhance the driver experience through advanced services. Cloud connections are made using Orange backbone networks, offering high-performance and secured interconnections between the parties’ platforms.

Enhancing the European driving experience
“Connected IoT

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Hilco Redevelopment Partners Provides Details of Proposal to Support Career Connected Learning and Jobs for Philadelphia Public School Students

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hilco Redevelopment Partners today released the details of the Career Connected Learning system presented to the School District of Philadelphia to help prepare Philadelphia School District students for the jobs of tomorrow. The proposal supports real-world classroom readiness training for Philadelphia School District students and prioritizes preparing high school graduates to pursue careers and advancement opportunities. Hilco Redevelopment Partners, the real estate development unit of Hilco Global, remediates and redevelops complex and obsolete industrial properties. 

Philadelphia’s Career Connected Learning system proposal lays out a large-scale plan to pair meaningful, high-quality, on-the-job experiences with classroom training to prepare all students to compete for good jobs and earn industry-valued post-secondary credentials.

“We commend the School Board’s considerable effort to ensure all young people graduate from high school prepared to pursue sustainable careers that pay a living wage and create ongoing opportunities to advance,” says Roberto

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Charter Introduces Stay Connected K-12, Making It Easier For Students And Teachers To Participate In Online Learning

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With many school districts opting for full or hybrid distance learning this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Charter Communications, Inc., today announced Stay Connected K-12, a new Spectrum Enterprise solution that enables schools to offer high-speed, cable broadband Internet access direct to their students, educators and staff in their own homes so learning and teaching are uninterrupted. Residences are not billed for the service.

Stay Connected K-12 combines the robust speeds and rich features of Spectrum Internet with simplified program management and billing for local districts through Spectrum Enterprise and is a turnkey solution for their students and educators. Users can enjoy:

  • Download speeds up to 50 Mbps to support video collaboration and large file transfers.
  • In-home WiFi to connect all of the WiFi enabled devices in the residence.
  • Unlimited usage with no data caps, providing schools/districts with a consistent cost
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Tonal Announces $110M in New Capital, Building on its Leadership in Connected Strength Training

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tonal, the world’s most advanced strength and personal training platform that combines proprietary digital weight, artificial intelligence, and expert-led coaching, today announced $110M in new capital, further establishing itself as the clear leader in connected strength training.

This round is funded by leading growth-stage investors, including the Growth Fund of returning investor L Catterton, the largest and most global consumer-focused private equity firm, as well as returning investors Sapphire Sport, Shasta Ventures, Mayfield, Evolution Media, and THVC. New investors include Delta-v Capital, the Amazon Alexa Fund, and Mousse Partners. Additional strategic investors include Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, Paul George of the Los Angeles Clippers, and professional golfer Michelle Wie.

This capital will allow Tonal to accelerate marketing initiatives and scale its supply chain and logistics to more quickly meet its unprecedented demand, while also rolling out new software-driven product innovations and a wider

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Connected Commerce: Facebook’s ‘Watch Together’

Today in the connected economy: Facebook enhances Messenger for social streaming, Visa pushes Click-to-Pay into Canada, and TVPage integrates its social selling apps with SAP.

Facebook Launches ‘Watch Together’ Feature to Bring People Together Virtually

Facebook is adding a “Watch Together” feature to its popular chat app, Messenger, to make it easier for friends and family to watch TV and movies “together” in a virtual space.

Visa’s Click to Pay Rolls Out in Canada

Following its success in the U.S., Visa’s Click-to-Pay is coming to Canada. According to Visa, the rollout is aimed at helping merchants reduce shopping cart abandonment, achieving a single integration for participating card brands and creating a simpler, smoother digital checkout experience.

Alibaba Eyes $3B Investment In Ride-Hailing Giant Grab

Chinese eCommerce giant Alibaba has injected a business-saving $3 billion investment into ride-hailing firm Grab after the pandemic decimated

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United Kingdom Connected Vehicle Market: New Opportunities, Top Trends, Rising Demand, Emerging Growth, Business Development, and Regional Analysis

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Sep 13, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
The United Kingdom connected vehicle market is expected to show double-digit growth rates. The U.K. government is realizing its dream of making the nation a self-driving research hub. UK Autodrive, a publicly funded consortium that includes Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, and TATA Motors, announced a new set of trials with a focus on self-driving cars and vehicles that can instantly share information with other motorists and city infrastructure. Recent testing and development signaling systems, that can be disseminated by emergency services – ambulances, fire trucks and police cars – to nearby drivers, advising about areas that should be avoided, are being developed.

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UK Autodrive is constantly looking at connected traffic lights that could help self-driving vehicles optimize their speed limits, avoid red lights and reduce

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