Editor’s note: This article was originally published on January 15, 2018 at hackernoon.com, and was co-written by Wayne Zheng and Kesem Frank. Imagine you are in a rush to get to a client meeting but keep getting red lights. “This is going to make me late!”, the voice inside your head screams. You know your client hates it if you are late, not to mention many other consequences. What if there was a way to optimize your commute so that you would NEVER run into this situation again?
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on March 22, 2017 at readwrite.com When people think of a car, they think of the thing that gets them from one place to the next. Traditionally they have been just that: a tool with a single function – to get someone, or something, from one place to another. With the advent of new vehicle designs and the addition of new technology, that is going to change.
The trucking industry is changing rapidly through mobile and connectivity advancements known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Through the use of smart gadgets, companies have improved how they carry out their operations, and made work more efficient and safer. Not only do enterprises stay connected to their drivers via a centralized network, but also, and more importantly, essential data is recorded in real-time. From slashing road safety issues to enhancing monitoring systems in fleet management, the IoT makes trucking a more effective business.