I'm looking forward to speaking on the challenge of what will happen as the EV charging market matures, later this month at the Energy Tech Summit Apr 27-29.
- New (to me) was the EU's 2019 report into Smart Metering deployment, which gives a great overview of the state of play across each country.
- I blogged on why Smart Meters are finally ready to realise their promise and how to navigate the journey to Smart Home Energy.
- Interesting EU stats on EV charging points in different EU countries here. By end of 2020 there were 224,000 EV charging points and growing at around 40% CAGR.
- Delta-EE ran a great seminar on public EV charging: The Journey towards a Great Customer Experience
- Slide 13 is interesting – "73% of EU EV owners experience usage problems"
- Another month, another two massive IoT security breaches:
- That LG connected washing machine sending 1GB/day is presumably part of a botnet.
- If there is a security equivalent of uptime (i.e. number of days secure) then perhaps it should be called Securetime?
- Poisoning the town water supply has been a trope since at least the 6th Century BCE. Now a hacker has remotely manipulated a Florida water treatment plant.
"Vital Signs: Why Service Monitoring is a Key Step in Effective IoT Cybersecurity" - our piece in Info:Security magazine.
- Particle announce a new tariff where first 100 devices are free (for up to 100,000 datapoints/month).
- Flat-rate pioneers 1nce now offer NB-IoT coverage across most of Europe.
- BICS offer a Service Monitoring solution for their IoT SIMs
- ARM unveiled its v9 architecture, introducing the idea of "realms" (containers on bare metal).
- We did a little blog piece on Asset Management for IoT
- A blocker for ubiquitous, interoperable IoT is "semantic interoperability", e.g. when you say "switch on the light", how does Alexa know that device #14 is a light, and that it can be switched on? Some clever folks are thinking hard about it.
- More Internet of Shit (or, in this case, "Asshole Design"): Printers-and-ink is one of the classic subscription models, and HP have managed to turn it evil: Cancel your subscription and you can't even use the ink remaining in your cartridges
Until next month,
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