Mobile app management is being driven by unmanaged devices

The need to manage applications on unmanaged devices owned by employees or contractors is driving adoption of stand-alone mobile app management (MAM) software and services, according to a new Gartner report.

By 2021, 60% of mobile apps being used in the enterprise will rely on at least one app-level management control, whether on managed or unmanaged devices, Gartner’s Market Guide for Mobile Application Management said.

Unlike MAM tools that are part of a larger enterprise mobility management (EMM) suite, the use of stand-alone MAM licensing offers lower per-user cost and can be attractive for companies only requiring app management, Gartner said. For other firms, EMM provides the advantage of a single console and policy set.

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Tesla Model 3 driven from LA to New York in 50 hours

The Tesla Model 3 may just now be leaving showrooms in significant numbers, but can claim a record figure: it was part of the quickest trip across the United States ever in an electric vehicle.

Alex Roy, editor-at-large for The Drive who’s already driven Teslas on the same run in record-breaking time, completed this trip in the Model 3 in 50 hours, 16 minutes and 32 seconds. Roy left with the car’s owner, Daniel Zorrilla, from Redondo Beach, California just outside Los Angeles on December 28 and drove to a Manhattan parking garage not far from the Empire State Building.

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Autonomous vehicles could make up a quarter of all miles driven in the US by 2030

A new piece of research by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has found that by 2030, around a quarter of miles driven in the US could be in shared autonomous electric vehicles that will offer consumers in large cities the lowest-cost, most convenient form of transportation.

According to BCG’s key insight, the convergence of three trends, ridesharing – Uber and Lyft – and autonomous driving and vehicle electrification, create a far more compelling economic case than any of these forces alone. It is due to their ability to cut down travel costs by 60%, that the shared autonomous electric vehicles (SAEVs) could shift about 25% of miles travelled from private automobiles, which will eventually create enormous benefits for consumers as well as causing major disruption to the automotive industry.

Though the total vehicle demand will not be affected much, BCG says that by 2030, more than five million conventional cars per year could be replaced by fully autonomous electric vehicles for urban fleets and partially autonomous cars for personal use. This will benefit cities largely as there will be less congestion and cleaner air, but could be disadvantaged by falling ridership on public transit, fear of which could result in some cities proactively trying to regulate the number of SAEVs on the road.

Justin Rose, a Chicago-based partner who leads BCG’s digital efforts for industrial goods companies, said: “The age of shared autonomous electric vehicles is upon us and now is the time for automakers, suppliers, and cities to begin taking the bold steps necessary to thrive in this rapidly changing world.

“Companies need to deconstruct and rebuild business models, develop new capabilities, create new sources of sustainable advantage, and shift assets and talent to new purposes—or risk becoming irrelevant,” Rose added. “As with any great disruption, this transition will be risky and extremely challenging, particularly in the face of near-term investor expectations of customer demands.” Latest from the homepage

DRIVEN consortium will undertake ‘groundbreaking’ driverless car trial

A consortium of vehicle companies known as DRIVEN has announced plans to undertake a ‘groundbreaking’ driverless car trial between Oxford and London on UK roads and motorways.

Most current UK driverless car trials have focused on areas with slow-moving traffic or not on public roads. Using V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) technology, the cars will communicate with each other to warn of potential hazards. While the cars will drive autonomously, a human will be on board in the vehicle to help ensure safety during the initial trials.

DRIVEN will show how autonomous vehicles will change the world

AI software maker Oxbotica leads the DRIVEN consortium. The company’s founder, Professor Paul Newman of Oxford University, says: “We’re moving from the singleton autonomous vehicle to fleets of autonomous vehicles – and what’s interesting is what data the vehicles share with one another, when, and why.”

The project has received £8 million in funding by the Government’s CCAV (Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles) which set aside £13 million for driverless investments. Within the next two and a half years, the government plans to have a fleet of autonomous vehicles on UK roads.

DRIVEN will have access to the RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) facility operated by the UK Atomic Energy Authority for its trials. This state-of-the-art robotics centre based at Culham Science Centre intends to consolidate its position as a test site for driverless cars.

From the RACE facility, the driverless vehicles will be able to make use of a 10km track replicating the roads, junctions, roundabouts, and even traffic lights and pedestrian crossings the cars will have to deal with safely once on public roads. It will test their ability to monitor and react to other vehicles, cyclists, and people in realistic circumstances, whatever the weather.

RACE Director, Rob Buckingham, said: “RACE has been working with Oxbotica for some time now. The DRIVEN team brings together the right combination of interests and enthusiasm to change the conversation in this exciting field from mostly speculation to real world detail. DRIVEN will show how autonomous vehicles will change the world, both for the public and industrial users.”

The vehicles need to be robust in their ability to deal with the unpredictable nature of the road for both safety reasons and to prove their worth to a public who remain anxious to let go of the wheel and let a computer take over control of their vehicles.

“DRIVEN is important because it will answer questions around cyber security and insurance as well as the underlying technology. RACE has a key supporting role: enabling testing on the Culham Science Centre site before we venture on the public roads,” continues Buckingham. “DRIVEN reinforces our aspiration to enable connected and autonomous vehicles to be widely adopted. Starting in Oxfordshire we are already thinking about how autonomous vehicles fit within modern transport plans for both Oxford and Didcot Garden Town. DRIVEN is a very important step on this journey.”

Trials on public roads are due to begin in 2019 and IoT Tech will keep you updated on all developments.

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