The Smart Readiness Indicator is expected to put forward the benefits that smart technologies could bring to Europeans' lifestyles. The home appliance industry highlights one of the key factors for its implementation and that is interoperability, or the ability of products to 'speak the same language'.

The long-waited EU Cybersecurity Act has entered into force this morning, and will also have an effect on connected home appliances, such as fridges, air conditioners, washing machines and other IoT appliances. The promise – companies would be able to make use of certificates recognised across the Union.

"We need to consider how to incentivise Europeans to change their patterns of energy use as well as to ensure they are fairly informed on the flexible pricing conditions”, said APPLiA’s Smart Living and Competitiveness Policy Specialist, Lenka Jančová during the 23rd IEEE Symposium on International Symposium on Consumer Technologies on 20 June 2019. 

The upcoming of 5G is not far in the future and it represents a fundamental topic for the home appliance industry, which has actively kept up with the developments of the sector and worked to grant the best experience to consumers.

With the present letter, the underdesigned business associations would like to contribute to the Resolution under discussion in the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament by highlighting the potential of demand-side flexibility, digitalisation and decentralised energy resources to enable the clean energy transition.

In a fast-paced world where technology is developing with a speed light on different continents, global events seem to be the moment to doublecheck and compare where do we stand.

Ahead of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council meeting of 4 December, businesses from across all sectors of the European economy would like to reiterate their concern about the proposal for an ePrivacy Regulation.

Read about the one-day technical workshop on “Interoperability and communication standards for Smart Appliances”, organised by AMDEA, APPLiA and BEAMA, in London on 15th November.

The ongoing negotiations between the European Parliament and the Council to set up an EU cybersecurity certification framework will have profound implications for the future of Europe’s industrial system, European companies being the first impacted by the final design of the framework.