Axel Hansmann

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Axel Hansmann is VP Strategy & Marketing Communications at Gemalto M2M. Blogs on all M2M topics, especially around M2M modules, SIM/MIM, security and service enablement. Enjoys skiing and mountain biking in the Alps.

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Questions on M2M from Lavanya Rammohan, Compass Intelligence

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Posted on 24th Feb 2014 by in M2m

As is now customary at this time of year, we here at Gemalto have spent the last few weeks compiling questions from influencers and industry experts on all things mobile. With Mobile World Congress kicking off this week, the time has come to share our responses, starting with questions from Lavanya Rammohan from Compass Intelligence. […]

The office of the past, present and future – Part VI

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Posted on 23rd Dec 2013 by in M2m

As shown by our sliding graphic below, which highlights the differences between desks of the 1980s and today, office technology has become increasingly streamlined in recent years. Today’s ultrabooks are certainly a far cry from the computers of the early 20th century. The Colossus, the first programmable computer built in 1943, was the size of […]

Now that’s what I call a ‘smart’ car!

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Posted on 22nd Aug 2013 by in M2m

Since automobiles first appeared on our roads, people have been fascinated by imagining how future technology could transform them. From The Jetsons’ flying machines, through James Bond’s modified Aston Martins to Back to the Future’s time-travelling DeLorean and beyond, automobile technology has always captured the imagination. But far from the realms of science fiction, last […]

Who will win the driverless car race?

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Posted on 2nd Apr 2013 by in M2m

Let’s play a game of word association. What springs to mind when you hear ‘driverless cars’? Let me guess: Google. Did you know, however, that there are many other brands involved in developing the concept of a driverless car? From Audi and Toyota to Mercedes, it is claimed that they actually have more chance of […]

Driverless cars: would you take your hands off the wheel?

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Posted on 18th Mar 2013 by in M2m

It will come as little surprise to most of us that the majority of people consider themselves to be ‘better than average drivers’. The mentality of most motorists is that they usually do the right thing, which might explain why driving causes almost daily cases of ‘road rage’. Despite our unerring self-belief, research has shown […]

The security challenge of smart cities

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Posted on 6th Sep 2012 by in M2m

So much has been said and written about smart cities over the past five to ten years that it is tempting to say that there is nothing more to be discussed on the subject. However, in an interesting post earlier this year, Usman Haque talked about the need for smart city experts to go beyond […]

M2M provides travelers with real-time updates

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Posted on 24th May 2012 by in M2m

M2M technologies are helping making our lives more secure and more convenient, whether helping control our energy usage, providing us with access to in-car apps, or looking after our medical treatments. In fact, there are so many potential uses for exciting M2M technologies that it’s easy to feel lost in a wave of innovation. One […]

When will car manufacturers launch functional in-car apps? – Question from Ric Ferraro

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Posted on 27th Feb 2012 by in M2m

Welcome to Barcelona! With Mobile World Congress starting today, our M2M Q&A continues. This time we have been asked when we can expect all the major car manufacturers to launch a full suite of in-car apps that can remotely diagnose, alert and provide functional access to the onboard car software? Ric Ferraro has specifically suggested […]

Which consumer-facing M2M propositions will make their mark first? – Question from Mobile Heroes’ Helen Keegan

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Posted on 22nd Feb 2012 by in M2m

Continuing our trend of being interviewed by leading experts in our spheres of influence, as we did last year around Mobile World Congress, we are starting this again for #MWC2012. Kicking off our first interview is Helen Keegan who is running Mobile Heroes at Mobile World Congress and also blogs at Musings of a Mobile […]