How Cisco IoT is saving drivers from the deadly combination of mountains, motorways and mysterious fog attacks
Tennessee’s Interstate 75 sounds less like a motorway and more like a magical tour. The charm begins at Chattanooga and you are romanced all the way to Jellico by way of Knoxville. Your journey follows the Tennessee Valley from Georgia until you reach the beautiful lake city of Rocky Top, named after a bluegrass song. Read More
Combining sensor and operational data ensures profitability keeps on trucking
A large automotive company needed to combine sensor and operational data to deliver compelling offers, better customer service and greater profitability. The company manufactures trucks, buses and construction equipment. Rob Mellor, VP & GM EMEA, WhereScape talks to the company about its journey.
Big Data Horsepower
The future of the connected car and autonomous vehicles lies in the effective management of data. In an automotive world where cars are tapped into the internet and part of a co-ordinated infrastructure of billions of devices, getting the right data to the right place at the right time,Read More
Cool IoT Use Cases: Smart parking relieves traffic congestion
Facilitating parking in city centres is good for the local economy. If the political will is there it’s relatively easy to deploy smart parking systems and many authorities see them as the logical first step of large smart city projects.Read More
The Connected Car is facing testing times
Many lorry drivers watch movies while at the wheel as a way of alleviating boredom. If you unwittingly wander in front of a Mercedes it can sense your presence of humans and automatically apply the brakes – even if the driver is watching a blockbuster movie.
What can 5G deliver for the connected car?
As we move closer towards autonomous vehicles, our cars will need to be fitted with a range of sensors designed to substitute the eyes, ears, tactile senses and situational awareness of the human driver. All these sensors will generate massive amounts of data that need to be communicated to other vehicles and the road infrastructure network.Read More
Trailer and cargo container tracking improves supply chain visibility and transport security
Berg Insight anticipates that there will be a strong focus on increased supply chain visibility and transport security in the coming years. Tracking of trailers, intermodal containers and rail freight wagons is increasingly common, says CEO, Johan Fagerberg, and technology advancements allow for ever-smaller logistics units such as individual pallets or cargo boxes to be tracked at a reasonable cost.Read More
Location, location, location: How distributed warehousing can secure the future of the supply chain
Warehousing as a service is enabling a distributed warehousing model that can meet customer demand and enable low risk expansion, says Charlie Pool, CEO, Stowga.
In a responsive retail business, supply chain optimisation has become a continuous process. In a bid to meet customers’ continually increasing demands for rapid delivery, diverse delivery locations and simple returns processes, companies are modelling transportation routes and costs, assessing customer locations, the costs of fulfilling customer demands and, of course, the cost of storage. Yet while many aspects of the supply chain process are incredibly flexible, especially with the arrival of innovative delivery providers, there is one aspect of fulfilment that is placing a significant and costly constraint over essential retail innovation: warehouse location.
How the Internet of Things is transforming the supply chain: Part 2, Future solutions
In the previous part we discussed about IoT applications. In this part we are discuss about the future solutions.
Autonomous Vehicles – There are already some interesting developments that could have an impact much sooner than people think. One example was the trial of unmanned delivery vehicles in Greenwich, London by Ocado and Oxbotica which delivered to over one hundred residential customers.Read More