Tesla working on autonomous platooning for electric semi-truck

Tesla is reportedly working on a platooning system for its upcoming electric semi-truck, set to be unveiled in September, which will connect several self-driving trucks to a leader vehicle. It is close to a prototype of the platooning system, according to email conversations between Tesla and the Nevada Department for Motor Vehicles (DMV), seen by […]

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 new 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 […]

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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 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 […]

Is Zebra Tech’s Zatar the “Facebook of Things?”

Zebra Technologies showcased its emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies at the Innovation Labs World conference in Singapore this week. The Lincolnshire, Illinois company presented on its smart tag technology that allows advanced monitoring of shipped goods. As well, it discussed its Zatar platform, which is described as the “Facebook of Things.” Zebra’s smart tags […]

Signed, sealed, delivered: IoT boosts global trade finance

New Internet of Things (IoT) applications are having a significant impact on the modernization of global trade and supply chain financing. As discussed by the Global Trade Review, IoT is increasingly being integrated into the global trade of goods and related financing. These innovations are emerging against the backdrop of shipping firms increasingly integrating IoT […]

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Can IoT cut corporate losses for high value goods?

Cold supply chains that ferry vaccines and commodities could see a reduction in loss rate if they switched from incumbent systems to an Internet of Things (IoT) solution. That’s according to a new report from Lux Research, which investigates the return on investment (ROI) for cold supply chains if they switch. See Also: Sensor modules […]

Shippers setting sail via Internet of (Floating) Things

No place on land or sea is safe from being connected. And now it seems the marine industry is at last diving into Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) with both feet. RCR Wireless News reports shipping companies are increasingly harnessing the data produced by their vessels. However, technology giant Ericsson says the marine industry lags behind alternative […]