Hi, and welcome to the Internet of People Observatory, where I document the network transformation. It’s a bit transport-heavy this week, but those studies are indeed interesting.
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Last week we looked at Bruce Schneier calling IoT security a market failure and calling for government intervention. And apparently the EU is in the first steps of drawing up regulation. Now, on the one hand, this is necessary, if only to end the worst practices. On the other, it could open the door to 5G levels of incumbency protection. Maybe a first step would be to consider liability regulation, which for software is exceedingly lenient.
If anything, it’s clear that the nexus of connected mobility, self-driving cars and electric vehicles is taken seriously. Whether car makers and policy makers respectively draw the right conclusions is another matter entirely, as the V2X mandate seems to show. We’re still waiting for how electric utilities will react.