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New BMW cars do the talking in case of emergency

Deutsche Telekom and Gemalto announce that all BMW cars are embedding the eCall solution, an automatic emergency call system which is triggered when crash sensors detect that a vehicle has been involved in an accident, to directly make the link with the BMW call centre platform and provides all detailed information about the accident.

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A new parkour game – tried it with NFC?

NFC is all about freeing us up – making purchasing simpler and more straightforward. The art of parkour or ‘free-running’ is the embodiment of movement without obstacle, pause, or thought. To us, it echoes the philosophy of NFC technology and the freedom it allows us every day. So, what’s the link?

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Clever communication for Smart Cities

World population is predicted to hit 9 billion by the year 2050, and those next 2 billion people will be urban dwellers. Managing the cities of tomorrow will require doing a better job at providing housing, transportation and energy, and doing so in a sustainable way.

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The smarter 4G tablet powers itself

When big names in technology decide to team up, the prospect for consumers is usually mouth-watering. When the French Government step in – I think it’s safe to say we’re witnessing the birth of some game-changing technology. The consortium of Gemalto, Archos, Eurecom and WYSIPS has been selected by the French Government to develop the […]

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Christmas lights and the NFC paper trail

News that Christmas lights in Cambridge (UK) were turned on using an NFC smartphone this year has prompted me to take a look at NFC’s eco credentials. Aside from the festive novelty of using a phone to turn on a set of Christmas lights, NFC has the capacity to have a profound effect on the […]

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