Video Of The Week: The Internet Of Moving Things

This is a talk that João Barros, founder of our portfolio company Veniam, gave at the Hard Wired event in NYC a few months ago. The talk is about the power of putting internet connectivity in vehicles. It is about 20 minutes.


Comments (Archived):

  1. jason wright

    Is this open source?

  2. JLM

    .The Internet has become so essential (troubled by this word but the only one I can get comfortable with — ubiquitous, maybe?) to our lives, it will follow us everywhere.I expect people (those very little new people) will have a WiFi hotspot implanted in their left ass cheek at birth soon.Why can’t I have a WiFi drone or an airship that follows me everywhere?JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…

    1. jason wright

      Isn’t all this tech simply an amplification of what we are and have always been?

      1. JLM

        .What we are and what we shall continue to be.There is no going back. Only forward. Always forward.JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…

    2. LE

      will have a WiFi hotspot implanted in their left ass cheek at birth soonYes! And will cost less than a bris almost certainly (volume). When I was growing up one family controlled most of the bris’s done in our area, they drove Porsches. I think the going rate was $300 for roughly 1 hour of work, portal to portal.http://www.theyeshivaworld….ubiquitous, maybe?Context wise, essential makes sense, ubiquitous doesn’t

      1. JLM

        .There is something about circumcision which tightens me up. Not sure why.I have been known to slip a GPS tracker in a child’s backpack or pocketbook or car. It has always been useful and illuminating.JLM

        1. LE

          Somehow that doesn’t come across quite right you know.

  3. jason wright

    Joao doesn’t mention bicycles in his grand plan. i’m so very pleased.

  4. Vasudev Ram

    Saw the video. Found it interesting, also thought João’s presentation was good – albeit a trifle fast speech, IMO. Could follow it though.Also, the overall idea seems good and I can see that it has potential. Wonder about the health effects of lots more wireless radiation-emitting devices (the sensor-attached devices in the vehicles) though, on such a scale. Hope that governments and companies do some research on it – maybe independently or in public-private partnerships, if there are or could be potential issues.

    1. JLM

      .It has to be a problem with the radiation. Only a matter of time before the pendulum swings. I use an ear piece or speaker phone or Skype for just that reason.JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…

      1. Vasudev Ram

        Good techniques. I have started putting my phone on airplane mode when I am not using it and not expecting a call or message. May help some, not sure.Edit:That reminds me of Fred’s post of much earlier about Tawkon, one of his portfolio companies. The mobile radiation detecting/warning app. They also made and sold, worldwide (at the time) a nice-looking handset that you could connect to your mobile. I’ll check if they are still available. IIRC, Fred said in a more recent post some months ago that he still uses it.

  5. William Mougayar

    Connecting every thing with everything is a good vision.I’m surprised the uptake by cities (who control public transportation) and car manufacturers has been slow.The car manufacturers keep doing the minimum for making cars GPS, data and Apps ready. A $200 smartphone can do all that’s needed. All they have to do is a bit of integration, instead of wanting to re-invent the wheel. CarPlay is very disappointing. It falls short.

  6. pointsnfigures

    I just bought a cabin in the north woods of rural Minnesota. We are installing electric and Internet into the cabin. Sent this video to some people I know up there. Having Veniam on public vehicles there could be a lifesaver to people in the woods up there. Being able to call for help on a cell phone using Veniam wireless in places where there is no cell service could be a game changer. Heard a story last night about a bear breaking into a cabin and attacking the occupant. It’s exceedingly hard for EMT’s etc to get to places fast up there.

    1. JLM

      .Another argument to own a gun. Several guns.Was it a black or a brown bear?Because black bears matter while the jury is still out on the brown ones.JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…

  7. awaldstein

    Fascinated by this and wondering how and if this is coming to NYCAs an aside I’ll be in Porto for the first time next month and more importatnly, the Douro.

  8. Ryan Dippmann

    William Mougayar — amazing 99.9% of people don’t get what is rapidly changing around platforms built on distributed systems. Chips in every device. All devices connected to “the network”.Tesla is going to make CarPlay look prehistoric. And, it’s cool to look at Elon Musk’s history (re:, PayPal, and CAPTCHA) — no doubt a crystal ball on lessons learned and near future.

  9. JLM

    .No, I ADORE the Internet and can’t remember life before the Internet. I am an addict and I am in the freakin’ danger zone. No Internet? No meeting Andrew Cashion, man about town, no?I was born in a snow storm at an Army post. My poor mother walked through a blizzard to have me at a dispensary (A dispensary is a little medical facility on an Army post. It is not a hospital.)I was delivered by a psychiatrist which was the first known psychiatric intervention in my life which has some significance which I don’t quite fathom.JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…

  10. JLM

    .Of course that’s the journey of life. We are all looking for the safety and warmth and understanding of the womb.This is all that millenials are asking society to do. Put them back in the womb where shelter, food, comfort, warmth are provided by Mom.A very safe place.JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…