MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — ISB Canada CEO Michael Thompson has seen how tech can transform an industry. He identifies nine tech trends that promise to transform trucking.
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.
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.”
Where are we headed? Well, with enormous potential waiting to burst, we’re in the midst of the second industrial revolution. It’s all about the Internet of Things, meaning a network of physical things embedded with electronics and sensors and internet connectivity — and crucially, the ability to exchange data. Put a savvy truck in the middle of that network and start thinking about what it could link up with.
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.