Green Advancements, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Innovations in Logistics
As we look to the future there is a transformation taking place as we become more eco-conscious with smart technology creating advancements in logistics practices, transportation system efficiency and environmentally friendly urban mobility. Green transportation has exploded in the last few years — and the excitement revolves around green vehicles that run on wind, hydrogen, solar energy.
There is a brand-new approach taking hold in transportation with a big emphasis on sustainable forms of power in the transport sector. Everything you know about transportation is becoming cleaner, greener and smarter — and it’s bigger than you could have ever imagined.
The logistics and transportation sector are undergoing a facelift and the pressure is on — to revolutionize how we can transform into smarter, intelligent and a more efficient, sustainable city; logistics product experts and trend analysts are preparing for the next generation of Big Data, Cloud Based Products and IoT.
The U.S. Department of Energy
Is the big player creating the Energy Efficient Mobility Systems Program and redefining transportation with renewable energy providers, solar power towers that will help reduce electricity prices. Energy efficient technologies are the easiest and the most cost-effective way to combat climate change by cleaning the air we breathe, reducing energy costs for consumers.
- In the private-sector electrical suppliers and the Department of Energy are all working together to help build a national smart-grid program.
- A unified eco-green system will be designed to help significantly aid in the country’s independent power grids — that will result in improved efficiency, reliability and productivity by incorporating new sources of power.
- We are now rethinking urban mobility and modernizing in the transportation industry. A major victory and a positive upswing for the transportation and logistics industry with smart technology making a huge impact on our daily lives with electric buses paving the way.
The Logistics industry is a $4 trillion market worldwide — and the key to the success is determined by automation technology and maximizing inventory, sequencing products, and warehouse operations that are well-planned. Analyzing cost-effective packaging and optimizing measurement analysis, feedback and data that include cycle times, cost metrics and service metrics all help to understand the process and increase productivity.
Proper training, determining the best delivery route with efficient transportation will keep the team well-organized and having disciplined processes. Knowing when the goods will be dispatched from the supplier, and the procurement of goods at the warehouse. Prompt delivery, receiving timely updates also play vital role coordination, proper planning and having a backup plan to keep everything on track and moving forward.
Smart Technology in Logistics
Helps to improve operational efficiency in machines and new advances in package labeling with streamline sorting systems keeps operations running smoothly. Fully automated container terminals that use computer programmed stacking cranes to help unload cargo are all ways that smart technology is making an impact. Production, handling and reducing labor costs are all benefits of this technology.
Some of the ways robotics is changing logistics as we know it —is the ability to perform several tasks and jobs simultaneously. Speed, accuracy, and efficiency all come together with robotics playing a vital role and it’s directly tied to productivity and increased sales. Orders are fulfilled quickly, helps to reduce operational costs. Companies can’t get enough robotics into their warehouse, due to the highly competent, proficient and speed orders are accomplished.
Incredibly accurate and removes human errors and mistakes. Warehouse order processing is done at record speed. Smart glasses called Google Glass is just one type of wearable that promises to change how you see by aiding in how information is displayed — and as a smartphone it’s hands-free. Alphabet developed the smart glasses several years ago, but only recently found a place in the factory.
The glasses can understand speech, language, and dialogue. Smart wristwear and headgear also boost productivity and workers have more flexibility to work on other tasks simultaneously. HoloLens is basically smart goggles with a black band wrapping around the head where technicians can use images sent onto the lenses, and it understands the movement of the person wearing the measuring-tool and can change based on movement.
Autonomous forklifts to small driverless trucks are showing up in warehouses, factories, storerooms, shipping yards, and testing environments. Otto was founded by past Google engineers and helps with regulatory and financial barriers.
Internet of things
IoT is dramatically changing logistics and transportation businesses with higher efficiency in supply that includes end-to-end visibility, better decision making and reduces delays with issues detected earlier, allowing for real-time data to be analyzed quickly. Mobile technology gives a company a view into what’s happening with barcode scanners, radio frequency identification (RFID) that help supply chain visibility and operations run smoothly and shipments and receiving are at an all-time high at 100% and inventory near 99.5%. This intelligence provides line of sight, reduces errors and gives teams accurate data analysis. Everything now is digital and critical information is captured ensuring products will be delivered on time, at the right place and the process is significantly reduced.
Motorsports Technology – A Green Industry Effort
The Motorsport industry has been feeling the pressure over the past 5 years to develop environmentally friendly electric racing cars. An alternative to Formula One — all race car drivers are required to use the same type of eco-car which have an electric motor and a five-speed gearbox. Formula E was developed to deliver a cleaner and smarter way into a fully electric sport.
Even the famous Le Mans 24-race, which is the world’s oldest sports car endurance over 90 years running is now adding two different race categories — Hybrids that feature (ERS) Energy Recovery System and the Shell Eco-Marathon with energy efficient racing. The race is focused on traveling the furthest with the least fuel. It is very different from years past, where races included only the fastest cars.
Key Sources – Intelligent Transport
Driverless Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Intelligent Transport System will help improve commuters’ travel with green mobility that is informative, interactive, assistive. The goal is to implement innovative, sustainable smart solutions and adopt intelligent transport systems best practices and standards with close partnerships and co-creation eco-projects.
Different modes of new mobility solutions with eco-friendly vehicles in transportation, space savings cars that are collapsible, car sharing, hybrid cars that run on battery and using effective resources with smart travel choices that are green movement initiatives. Smart cities are already in place and are expected to reach $400 billion markets by 2020, with more than 600 cities on board.
The automotive industry will be able to tap into new revenue streams with technology-packed intelligent vehicles to electrified vehicles. Mobility services, vehicle services, and subscription-based offerings will include parking, insurance, toll/road charging, remote diagnostics, early warning systems and the most cost-effective way to get to a location. Mobile bundles will include financing, peer-to-peer sharing of vehicles, rides, and parking with greater customization vehicles built for the customer at the dealership.
Retrofitting and the redevelopment to smart cities with adaptable urban intelligent transportation systems that are making way for smart energy for both residential and commercial buildings that are using less energy with smart technology that is able to analyze the data that collected to find new ways to save money and create sustainable, modernized smart grids and smart meters. Reduce transportation emissions by 10 percent through electrification and demand management.