Archive for Autonomous vehicle

Strategies for Improving Smart City Logistics

Efficient, timely and accurate delivery is a necessity to retailers and logistics providers survival in an Amazon Prime world.  Cities goals of livability and sustainability means they want less trucks, congestion and pollution.  For all stakeholders to achieve their goals, the only answer is to work together.   If cities, retailers, and logistics providers work together, […]

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Freight Management is a Growing Concern for Smart Cities

Logistics, and specifically freight management, is a growing concern for cities as they address the optimization of their transportation management schema.  Three trends are driving this globally: Urbanization The global population is moving into cities and urban areas are becoming more densely populated and larger Sustainability Lowering emissions levels in urban areas by reduction of […]

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Autonomous Mobile Material Handling Solutions Take Off

The unstoppable growth of ecommerce along with the continued drive in Europe to implement Industrie 4.0 manufacturing solutions has sustained the development and deployment of autonomous mobile material handling solutions. At the Promat 2017 show in Chicago, IL the number of suppliers demonstrating solutions that navigate autonomously are increasing. Some of these companies smell blood […]

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Using Autonomous Vehicles to Explain IIoT

When attempting to explain the Industrial Internet of Things to the unacquainted I frequently rely on the autonomous vehicle as an example, and it works. While the topic is great for catching an audience’s attention, it also demonstrates IIoT type solutions for problems to which everyone can relate. I’m not referring to the current generation […]

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