New technologies greatly facilitate supply chain management and have a positive impact on the logistics industry in general. The best way for leaders and representatives of transportation companies to be aware of the latest strategies and tools that can improve delivery services is to attend the top logistics conferences.
Transportation is an ever-growing sector of the global economy that is vital for all industries, and it has enormous potential. The main technology trend nowadays is the automation of logistics and shipping activities. Any transport company can simplify its freight operations, save time, reduce costs and improve customer services with the help of numerous technologies incorporated in logistics management solutions. The most universal solution is, perhaps, a transportation management system (TMS).
The driverless car market is just starting to emerge, but experts predict its rapid growth in the coming years.
A number of leading global automakers such as BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, General Motors and Toyota, together with IT-giants Google and Apple, place serious emphasis on autonomous driving and IoT technology. They are actively engaged in the development of automotive IoT solutions to assist drivers and, as the ultimate goal, to create a Level 5 (see below) self-driving car.
We have been using internet connected car technologies for years, in ways that by now seem routine for many: they link to our smartphones, register real-time traffic alerts, stream music from the Internet, and offer emergency roadside assistance at the touch of a button.