NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Transport Canada’s Michael DeJong sees a transportation system undergoing a “major transformation” — and the federal government is looking for ways it can support the related technologies that can make a difference. Gains in automated technologies, […]
As transportation-related technologies like tracking systems, electronic logging devices and autonomous vehicles emerge, BlackBerry – yes, that Blackberry — is betting future success on the need for robust security.
MONTREAL, ON – Canadian aerodynamic solutions company Transtex announced the acquisition of fleet safety technology company RM2J, yesterday.
The transaction, completed in July, represents a strategic opportunity for Transtex, the company said in a release.
The acquired technologies will provide products that increase fuel savings while reducing speeds for improved security, Transtex said.
WASHINGTON, DC – Change is said to be one of the certainties in life, and Volvo Trucks is preparing for a future that is electrified, automated, and connected. But the company doesn’t expect fully autonomous or electric linehaul trucks anytime soon.
“It’s a time of revolution when it comes to engineering and technologies,” Chief Technology Officer Lars Stenqvist said during a media roundtable in Washington, DC. “This is the most fascinating and challenging era ever.”
While Volvo expects electric trucks to emerge, the company’s electrification strategy is focusing on applications like ports, urban centers, and construction rather than the open road.
CHAMBLY, QC– You’ve probably heard about the Internet of Things — the phenomenon of interconnected machines working with other interconnected machines; e.g., your iPad giving you access to your home security system or further, instead of rooting around in the kitchen drawers for them, being able to Google your lost glasses. The brains at Chambly-based ISAAC Instruments now want to take that concept and apply it to your fleet; and that’s why they’ve applied for a patent on the phrase “Internet of Trucks.”
TORONTO, ON – An inaugural Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, M2M Summit is scheduled June 21 and 22 in Toronto, featuring several high-profile speakers from Canada’s transportation industry.