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Mobile Driver’s Licenses Increase Traction Across the United States

The primary goal for the project is to simplify processes for the citizen, lower the risk of document and identity-related fraudulent activity, and improve the overall end-user experience. 

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Stay Tuned: Dynamic Band-Switching Seeing Growth in IoT Antennas

Because of the simplicity of the frequencies covered, no complicated matching network needs to be designed, and an antenna can be “pre-detuned” to make sure that it resonates at the right frequency after it is integrated into an end node.

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Suez Canal Disruption Effects Linger

The delayed cargo shipments are believed to have caused a total trade loss of $54 billion so far and have impacted many businesses, from shipping operators to e-commerce retailers.

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Biometric Payment Cards Can Help Bridge the Authentication Gap as Contactless Spending Limits Set to Increase Further

As fraudsters become more sophisticated in their methods, the strengthening of authentication security and methods also needs to evolve in order to ensure that payment card technology, authentication, and security remains one step ahead.

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Maite Bezerra
Maite Bezerra
Research Analyst

In-Vehicle Advertising to Fall Flat - Commerce Is The New Revenue Stream For Car Makers

Connected vehicle subscriptions hardly offset the costs of providing connectivity, so OEMs are looking for strategies to extract revenue from their installed base. In-vehicle advertising can be swiftly implemented in vehicles with a display and generate attractive profitability. However, OEMs have had reservations due to the harm it could cause to their brand reputation. Instead, they are gaining interest in commerce platforms developed to promote businesses offering in-vehicle payment via non-intrusive smart personalization. ABI Research estimates that carmakers revenues with in-vehicle payments made via the vehicle HMI will reach US$3.94 billion in 2026.

Maite Bezerra, Smart Mobility & Automotive Research Analyst explains, “In-vehicle advertising and payments are two possible strategies to monetize from the connected vehicles' installed base by repurposing components and technologies already available in-car, without significant upfront investments."

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Kangrui Ling
Kangrui Ling
Industry Analyst

Microwave Backhaul Pivotal for 5G as Microwave Backhaul Links Grow to 9 Million by 2026

To fully realize the intended objectives of 5G, operators must upgrade the capabilities of their wireless backhaul networks to accommodate the increased network capacities and lower latency standards that characterize this next-gen network. A new report published by ABI Research projects that microwave backhaul links will account for at least 60% of overall macro and small cell backhaul links from 2020 through 2026 – growing at an 8% 6-year CAGR to 9 million at the end of the period.

“Regulators can tap into the higher frequency bands for wireless backhaul as they have more contiguous amounts of spectrum and wider channels available,” says Kangrui Ling, Research Analyst. “Given that there is already high congestion in the traditional microwave bands between 6 to 42 GHz, regulators should explore allocating the, E-, and D- and W- millimeter wave and even the unlicensed V- bands for wireless backhaul as they are well-equipped to handle the imminent data consumption growth in the near future.” 

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Microsoft enters the Dragon’s den with Nuance acquisition

Computer Weekly

Microsoft’s acquisition of Nuance builds on the partnership formed by the companies in 2019. Through the deal, Microsoft said it plans to bolster Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare with voice recognition technologies from Nuance and expand the use of voice in the electronic healthcare records (EHR) market.

Commenting on the acquisition, Lian Jye Su, artificial intelligence and machine learning principal analyst at tech market advisory firm ABI Research, said: “This is a recognition from Microsoft on the value of conversational AI in its future roadmap. Microsoft has attempted to develop its own conversational AI in the past through Cortana. The company also acquired conversational AI startup Semantic Machines in 2018.

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The 'Iron Man' body armour many of us may soon be wearing

BBC News

Such technology, more specifically called an exoskeleton, sounds like the preserve of the Iron Man series of superhero movies. Yet the equipment is increasingly being worn in real life around the world. And one manufacturer - California's SuitX - expects it to go mainstream.

One report says sales are now due to rocket as a result. Global exoskeleton revenues are expected to rise from $392m (£284m) in 2020 to $6.8bn in 2030, according to a study by ABI Research.

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