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Business, Technology

Chatbots Reshaping the Way Businesses Connect With Customers

There’s no doubt that recent circumstances surrounding COVID-­19 have reshaped the way businesses operate and connect with their customers daily.

James Ramey | CEO, DeviceBits
September 25, 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
Business, Technology

The Shame Police: Google Toys With Penalizing Slow-Loading Websites

Internet search goliath Google is toying with the idea of shaming slow-loading websites by displaying a “Usually loads slow” splash screen in place of a homepage when someone is trying to visit such sites.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
March 6, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

How Smart Tire Technology Is Changing Fleet Management

SMAR-te Tire Pilot SAF-Holland has introduced SMAR-te Tire Pilot, which automatically adjusts tire pressure based on the trailer axle load. (SAF-Holland)

Bob Herr can’t do it alone. Neither can the 85 drivers and the 90-vehicle fleet he manages at food service distributor Feesers Inc. For Herr and other fleet managers, intelligent tires are helping to prevent those costly and time-consuming tire failures.

Jim Romeo | Special to Transport Topics
March 6, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Driver Training, Monitoring Could Help Ensure Safe Testing, Deployment of Automated Trucks

TuSimple test driver Randy Redwine with an automated truck TuSimple test driver Randy Redwine with one of the company's automated trucks. (Bryce Morthland/Pima Community College)

Self-driving truck developers are putting a growing number of test vehicles on the road to refine their automated driving systems and pave the way for the commercial introduction of this technology.

Gregory Van Tighem | Special to Transport Topics
December 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

In-Cab Monitoring Uses Machine Vision to Detect Fatigued, Distracted Driving

Driver monitoring technology from Seeing Machines' Guardian system Driver monitoring technology such as Seeing Machines' Guardian system tracks head and eye movements for signs of drowsiness or distraction. (Seeing Machines)

In-cab monitoring systems can help fleets keep drivers out of danger, but technology should be just one part of the broader culture of safety within a company.

Gregory Van Tighem | Special to Transport Topics
December 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Chatbots Are Emerging as Powerful Tools for the Transportation Industry

Artificial intelligence-powered chatbots are often not even known as such by the user. Instead, they are often packaged among the automated features of enterprise resource planning systems increasingly used by shipping firms as AI and data science continue to evolve.

March 3, 2019
Business, Technology

The AI Wars Have Arrived

Hackers are now arming themselves with artificial intelligence to relentlessly probe the defenses of companies’ computers so they can strike those networks at just the right time and just the right place, according to IT security pros. “Hackers are innovative,” says Stephen Gates, chief research intelligence analyst at Zenedge, an AI security provider. “They’re using automation, bots, artificial intelligence — and the only way to fight back is to pit robot against robot.”

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
April 20, 2018
Business, Technology

Understanding Blockchain

Blockchain is one of those concepts people often say they need to get their heads around. So what, exactly, is it?

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Blockchain for Trucking

Freight contracts, document transfers, food safety, driver security, parts management and asset tracking are among the many elements of the trucking business that could become easier and more secure through new applications built around the shared digital ledger called blockchain.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 12, 2018

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