Globally, technology is improving many industries from robotics to marketing. A basic Google patent search shows that in the past decade alone, a number of new patents in the arena of transportation concepts have been registered.
Improved Unit Loading Device (ULD)
By 2019, there are at least 900,000 ULDs in operation, with a value of at least $1 billion. Recently, studies on new and better ULDs has centered on the potential of using newer materials, including carbon or hemp fiber, to substitute wooden pallets as well as steel shipping storage units. On the other hand, with the emergence of the Internet of Things, ULD had been explored further. Even though the expense associated with these new ULDs is often higher than that of the old ULDs, in the long run, they are anticipated to save costs by eliminating costs that are not needed anymore. Better ULDs can improve transportation efficiency, reduce loading and unloading time, and reduce Weight range.
Advanced Transport Management System (ATMS)
ATMS concept gives dispatchers a technique to analyze real-time traffic and congestion information. This method can achieve a more accurate redirection process, thereby saving gasoline, labor hours and other operating costs. This technology not only allows the driver to reduce travel time, but also prevents accidents.
Roadways With Solar Technology
By 2020, some of the interesting innovative forms of transport technology is solar roads, but “interesting” does not always mean it is effective. The concept of solar roads is that the road is a good place for solar panels because the sun is consistently baking asphalt. Even though theory has brought on a hype in the fields of science and transportation, practice still cannot replace the cost-benefit ratio of civil engineers to typical asphalt roads. China was the first to effectively develop a solar highway in 2017. This is a small highway section that is only one kilometer long.
Technology in Distribution Ledger
In recent years, blockchain begun to revolutionize the way businesses in the transportation industry do business. The technology in distribution ledger provides many advantages in the transport industry. It has allowed many small businesses to save expenses on paperwork, improve payment credibility, and make contact with customers easier. Among the key advantages of blockchain technology in just about any business is that it provides higher security for any transactions. Each time a smaller carrier accepts an order from a new customer, blockchain technology will increase the chance that the payment will be verified by confirming the code on the wireless transmission.
Automated Flight and Cargo Check-in
This technology, like the Internet of Things, has completely changed the retail business for almost ten years. By networking shipping containers and other ULDs, shippers become capable of using software that automatically registers the weight, dimensions, and contents of every ULD, saving potentially hundreds of hours of labor each year. Through the networking of shipping containers and ULDs, shipment companies can easily use software that quickly records the weight, size, and contents of each ULD, potentially saving hundreds of labor hours annually. This not only reduces the driver’s long queue of transportation time on the highway ruler, which saves money, but also prevents misplacements of goods and accidental transports which is a common issue in the past.
Bottom line is that now businesses are able to smoothly transfer goods and services with these technologies so that more businesses can focus more on marketing strategies. This includes the use of digital marketing such as the use of social media and video sharing sites like YouTube (GetFans). Contact a trusted marketing specialist with proven track record of success.