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  • Making Autonomous Vehicles Accessible to Persons With Disabilities Will Bring New Business Opportunities and Legal Challenges to the Auto Industry
    Published August 2019
    Autonomous vehicles represent the future of driving, with popular manufacturers developing and refining self-driving cars, and with ride-share companies testing such vehicles on their platforms. The CommLaw Group's Michal Nowicki explains why this new market will become more profitable if self-driving cars are built to accommodate those with disabilities. (3 pages)
  • The Industrial Revolution: The Top Trends and Takeaways from Hannover Messe 2019
    Published April 2019
    ABI Research examines several industrial transformative technologies, including 5G, additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, robotics, the Industrial Internet of Things, the intelligent supply chain, location technologies, smart manufacturing platforms and more. (12 pages)
  • Industry 4.0: Redefining How Mid-Market Manufacturers Derive and Deliver Value
    Published March 2019
    Industry 4.0 calls into question the definition of manufacturing, blurring the lines between tangible and intangible, digital and physical, product and service, and redefining how manufacturers derive and deliver value. According to BDO's "Middle Market Industry 4.0 Benchmarking Survey," however, only 5 percent of middle-market manufacturers are implementing an Industry 4.0 strategy. This report outlines various technologies manufacturers use or plan to use, including the Internet of Things. (36 pages)
  • Understanding RFID
    Published January 2019
    Increased efficiency and profitability across a wide range of industries is driving the global RFID market to projected sales of $13.2 billion by 2020. Avery Dennison explains how to integrate RFID technology into your label-conversion process. (2 pages)
  • A Strategic Approach to RFID
    Published January 2019
    Avery Dennison explains how new applications for UHF RFID technology are being realized every day, making adoption inevitable for most converters worldwide—but jumping in with both feet can backfire without a properly conceived and executed plan. (2 pages)
  • Building Tomorrow's Business: Pioneering Digital Transformation in 2019
    Published January 2019
    BDO's inaugural "Middle Market Digital Transformation Survey" polled 300 C-level executives at organizations with revenues of $250 million to $3 billion about their digital transformation plans and strategic readiness. Among the findings: 42 percent of mid-market companies are currently deploying IoT technologies, while 48 percent are considering doing so. (34 pages)
  • Leveraging Robots in Smart Factories
    Published September 2018
    Robots and robotic automation are key components of a smart factory. As factories become smarter, robots and resulting automation will play an important role in enhancing productivity and reducing costs. This paper from Nikhil Padhi provides a high-level approach for robotic automation within a factory. (10 pages)
  • Creating a Digital Strategy for Manufacturing
    Published August 2018
    A growing number of businesses are embarking on their digital journey, including manufacturing-driven companies. Digital technologies such as automation, robots, advanced analytics, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, 3D printing and more have the potential to transform factories. This paper, written by Nikhil Padhi, answers some relevant questions that plants may face during planning and execution. (8 pages)
  • RFID in the Beverage Industry
    Published May 2018
    Coca-Cola recently tested a new drink dispenser called Coca-Cola Freestyle. Utilizing technologies similar to those used to deliver precise doses of drugs, a single Freestyle unit can dispense more than 100 different beverages. Jadak explains how the system, which employs RFID-enabled cartridges, can detect supply levels and transmit data for re-stocking purposes. (6 pages)
  • Seizing The IoT Opportunity Requires Mastering Network Essentials
    Published May 2018
    The Internet of Things presents an historic opportunity for mobile network operators, but the path to capitalizing on the IoT has its own unique challenges due the unprecedented requirements from the IoT's structure and scale. Enabling tens of billions of tiny devices to stream data to the cloud and allowing enterprises to manage untold gigabytes of data introduces unique processes, service improvements, connections and business relationships between network operators and their customers and partners. Kerlink explains how the IoT can cause businesses, farms, cities and government agencies to experience tremendous operational improvements and a renaissance of innovation.
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