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Peggy opens the show by discussing Volvo’s use of infrared technology to identify driver distraction based on head position. Use of technology like that seems to be the exception to the rule as Peggy cites a major change in philosophy regarding the definition of “connected car.”
Peggy started the show breaking down how distracted driving is affecting red-light infractions. Statistics involving fatalities and injuries are revealed along with how much of an impact cameras located at intersections is having at curbing these violations.
Peggy opens up the show examining several myths involving distracted driving such as talking on a cellphone is no different than talking to a passenger, and drivers on cellphones have quicker response times than intoxicated motorists. Peggy looks into reasons and numbers related to the under reporting of accidents involving cellphones.
Peggy begins the program by addressing the need for greater educational efforts in order to change distracted driving behaviors. She recommends seven steps ranging from a complete ban on handheld devices to better use of technology tools to new licensure requirements as ways of combating this problem.
Peggy begins the program with news about Google’s second foray into the wearable arena with Android Wear as well as a new company called hereO and its device specifically targeted for young children. As the wearable market grows, many questions are being raised as to what direction are wearables headed and who will survive. Peggy examines factors that could make or break these market entrants.
Peggy begins the program talking up the news coming out of CeBIT surrounding Volkswagen Group’s innovative connected car plans involving automation, electric mobility, and connectivity. Retrofitting existing vehicles also caught her eye as technology turns mechanics into “invisible passengers.”
Peggy opens up the show talking about news coming out of the Geneva Auto Show, including Apple rolling out its new product, CarPlay; also, Peggy looks at both Spireon and Sprint working together, as well as Iridium and ZTR Control Systems matching up, to take on mission-critical enterprise communication needs.
This edition of The Peggy Smedley Show begins with Peggy discussing Deutsche Telekom’s recent plan to create the "Smart City" as well as connected hospital workstations.
Peggy updates listeners about the Sochi 2014 Olympic winter games app called "Wow." She will also highlight the first-ever self-learning eldercare solution to facilitate senior independence.
Denis Mason, president, Kings III Emergency talks about how they took home the gold for the 2014 Connected World Awards.
Robert Mckeeman, chairman and CEO for Utility discusses what is new for connecting utilities and customers.