Forrester: self-driving to make global economy “unrecognizable” by 2035

Self-driving vehicles will remarkably change the global economy in less than 20 years, heavily impacting government, insurance, media, security, logistics, and the automotive industry. That’s according to a new report by Forrester researchers Laura Koetzle and Carlton A. Doty. Forrester believes that even though more rides will take place every day in 2035, the amount […]

Can IoT-assisted asset tracking save shippers trillions?

Global supply chains are undergoing a massive Internet of Things (IoT) transformation that will generate huge economic value. A new report by Business Insider says that new connected technology will unlock $1.9 trillion, citing estimates by Cisco Systems and logistics giant DHL. Specifically, it is the advent of IoT devices and related asset tracking solutions […]

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Transport and logistics – as fast as broadband?

The emergence of technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous cars, and drones will vastly improve the the transport and logistics industry, according to research and advisory firm Lux Research. “IoT is at the stage of a dial-up modem in the evolution of the Net, but as it evolves, intermodal and intelligent technologies will […]

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IoT already a boon to transport and logistics sectors

The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution will bring a myriad of improvements to all industrial sectors, but two areas already seeing the advantages of IoT are transport and logistics. In the past ten years, companies have lowered the amount of available resources for transport and logistics, while forcing the teams in charge of transporting goods […]

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Robot trolleys (self)drive up productivity at BMW

Some of BMW’s factory floors are seeing new workers underfoot, and they aren’t the usual summer interns. The German car maker is trying out suitcase-sized robot trolleys in some of its factories as part of an initiative to cut costs by 5%. Automotive News Europe reports that the self-driving vehicles debuted this month in Wackersdorf, […]