Using IoT to solve the problems of the freight industry

Honeywell last week announced a new “Connected Freight” solution that gives shippers and logistics companies unprecedented ability to monitor shipments of high-value and perishable goods, helping prevent costly damage and loss. The┬ánew solution, developed in collaboration with Intel and third-party logistics companies, provides real-time information about the location and condition of critical freight while in […]

Industry 4.0

4 ways Industry 4.0 will look different in 2017

It’s been a big year for Industrial IoT — or Industry 4.0 — as both long-term established companies and start-ups have worked to find solutions to problems that have plagued traditional workplaces for many years. Underlying aims have included increased efficiency, improved supply chains, reduced waste and greater safety and speed. Amidst an advancing ecosystem […]

Can the blockchain and IoT solve international freight’s issues?

It’s become well established that the blockchain has an almost infinite range of functional applications outside of pure financial transactions. This is particularly pertinent when it comes to the Internet of Things where technology is being used to disrupt a range of traditional industries. One example is cargo freight, an industry traditionally reliant on paperwork […]