Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) prototype for the planned city of Masdar

Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) prototype for the planned city of Masdar

A link to Hammersmith’s latest thought piece exploring the opportunities of embedding logic and sensors into vehicles, as well as using social media to enhance the driving experience – from Trapster’s wiki geotagging of speed traps, to the potential to embed sensors in public parking spaces so that drivers can scan for open spaces, to combining DPW and police news feeds into GPS devices so that they provide useful, real-time route information:

http://thehammersmithgroup.com/images/reports/networked_vehicles.pdf

This piece focused more on personal vehicles rather than commercial ones – that would be a piece on its own.

Feel free to share thoughts, as always.

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The Nabaztag, the WiFi rabbit by Violet

The Nabaztag, the WiFi rabbit by Violet

This research report from Hammersmith explores how the convergence of smart devices, intelligent buildings, converged systems, and smart grids is laying the foundation for the Internet of Things:

http://thehammersmithgroup.com/images/reports/web4.pdf