connected technology

Government, Technology, Autonomous

Connecticut Plan Outlines Strategies for Connected, Automated Vehicles

Volvo connected truck A Volvo Connected Truck at a trade show in 2017. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Autonomous delivery services — and the challenges they present — are included as a consideration in the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s recently released strategic plan for connected and automated vehicles.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 1, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Maryland Framework Offers Connected, Automated Vehicle Guide

Fort McHenry toll plaza in Maryland Traffic at the Fort McHenry toll plaza on Interstate 95 in Maryland. (Maryland Transportation Authority)

With an eye toward the future of transportation technology, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan released the state’s Connected and Automated Vehicle Strategic Framework.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 22, 2020
Business, Technology

International to Make Connected-Vehicle Package Standard for On-Highway Trucks

Navistar International truck by Navistar Navistar's next-generation heavy-duty HX International Truck. Intelligent Fleet Care, a suite of connected-vehicle solutions, will be standard for International's new on-highway vehicles ordered starting Dec. 15. (Navistar)

International Truck announced it launched Intelligent Fleet Care, a suite of connected-vehicle solutions that will be standard for its new on-highway vehicles ordered starting Dec. 15.

November 30, 2020
Business, Technology

E-Smart Targets Better Tractor-Trailer Connectivity

E-Smart CEO Mathieu Boivin E-Smart CEO Mathieu Boivin at an industry show in early 2020. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Trucking technology supplier E-Smart, which offers capabilities such as adaptive speed control and load-based power management, also is pursuing opportunities to connect truck and trailer data.

Gregory Van Tighem | Special to Transport Topics
November 30, 2020
Technology, Equipment, Safety

Safety and Litigation through the Camera Lens

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If pictures are worth a thousand words, then videos are worth millions. From litigation to training to prevention, Video Intelligence, as part of a full safety system, can impact your fleet, your drivers and the driving public for the better. Join industry experts as they delve into the positive effects video can have on your fleet.

September 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Werner Advances Technology Initiative With IoT Partnership

Werner Enterprises truck Werner intends to use the tools from Platform Science to deploy new applications and services across its fleet of 8,000 trucks. (Werner Enterprises Inc.)

Werner Enterprises has teamed with fleet management service Platform Science to advance its technology initiative, the companies announced Sept. 16.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 16, 2020
Business, Technology

SmartHop, Tech Platform for Smaller Carriers, Secures $4.5M Seed Funding

 Joaquin Brillembourg, Guillermo Garcia, Miguel Sucre SmartHop founders Joaquin Brillembourg (from left), Guillermo Garcia and Miguel Sucre (SmartHop)

Dispatch technology developer SmartHop has closed $4.5 million in early funding, the company announced July 21.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 21, 2020
Business, Technology

Next Generation of Wireless Technology: 5G Holds Promise

Trailer tracking via wireless networks Fleets rely on wireless networks to track drivers’ hours, cargo status and many other metrics. (PowerFleet via Vimeo)

As trucking increasingly incorporates digital elements, a pressing question grows: What can 5G do for the industry? A lot, as it turns out.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
May 22, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

FCC Opens Wi-Fi Access to Aid Coronavirus Response

Rendering of connected highway This rendering shows connected vehicles on a highway. Transportation safety advocates say the 5.9 GHz spectrum should remain dedicated to their needs. (U.S. Department of Transportation)

The Federal Communications Commission temporarily allowed broadband interests expanded access to the 5.9 GHz spectrum to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 7, 2020
Business, Technology

IoT Device Management for Today's Connected Fleet

Platform Science Webinar

Effective IoT management can improve fleet efficiency, empower drivers to save time and money on the road, and make hardware purchases more cost-effective. Please join Samsung and Platform Science to learn best practices for managing IoT in today's world of connected fleets.

April 23, 2020