Trucking technology news updates from Ossia, Verizon and more

    Expertise information briefs and updates for the week of June 6, 2021:

    Ossia and Xirgo develop trailer trackers that cost wirelessly
    Ossia, creator of an over-the-air charging expertise, Cota Actual Wi-fi Energy, has developed a brand new Cota-powered Trailer Monitoring Yard Administration Answer in partnership with IoT gadget provider Xirgo Applied sciences.

    The businesses say the brand new expertise is good for big distribution facilities (DCs) to resolve the issue of misplaced trailers.

    Non permanent trackers utilized by shippers require charging between makes use of, however distribution facilities lack the infrastructure to cost 1000’s of trackers. Xirgo’s Cota-powered asset trackers and charging stations deal with this difficulty. A GPS tracker prices wirelessly inside a Xirgo Cota wi-fi charging enclosure.

    The tracker’s magnetic legs may be secured on incoming trailers and the trackers from outgoing trailers are eliminated and positioned within the charging station for recharging.

    Every tracker is supplied with an accelerometer to “wake” the unit when in movement. For trailers which might be regularly transferring, trackers may be set to ping as much as each half-hour for real-time accuracy.

    [Related: trailer tracking suppliers look to deliver new insights]

    A whole lot of Cota-enabled trackers may be charged concurrently within the charging stations.

    In a pilot program at a busy distribution middle serving a number one world retailer, Xirgo’s Cota-powered asset trackers and charging stations demonstrated the potential to avoid wasting at least 1,400 hours per 12 months in labor prices (decided per distribution middle) by precisely finding trailers.

    Nauto provides extra AI to fleet security
    Nauto, a SaaS supplier of AI and pc imaginative and prescient for industrial fleets, added new threat detection options.

    The brand new AI capabilities embody automated detection of 4 high-risk driver behaviors within the car that set off real-time alerts for pedestrian collision, rushing over the posted pace restrict, progressive fatigue and drowsiness, and intersection violations. Nauto additionally up to date its driver scoring system primarily based on 25 threat variables assessed by good cameras and sensors.

    With the brand new additions, Nauto says its in-vehicle alerts and AI-informed driver teaching deal with greater than 90% of weighted collision threat components as recognized by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

    Verizon Join touts advantages of 4G updates
    With 3G networks set to run out in December 2022, Verizon Join mentioned its fleet prospects are migrating legacy car monitoring items to 4G LTE to benefit from added advantages that embody a brand new Excessive-Constancy Monitoring characteristic that gives a three-fold enhance within the frequency of real-time car location updates on the Reside Map.

    Expertise suppliers like Verizon Join are serving to fleets convert their legacy cellular units and purposes to 4G-enabled platforms.Odessa, Texas-based KRP Leases and Trucking, an gear rental firm within the oil and gasoline business, lately upgraded its Verizon Join Reveal items to 4G.

    “I get quicker response instances on the pinging, and we’re getting extra correct knowledge about the place our property are,” mentioned Kris Poole, well being, security and surroundings (HSE) director at KRP.

    [Related: Verizon Connect sees progress from blockbuster acquisitions]

    The corporate incessantly travels to distant places and locates autos utilizing the Verizon Join Reveal software, which was a good thing about utilizing new 4G items. Correct location knowledge is crucial for KRP as a result of the corporate usually must deploy the closest car to a buyer.

    Upgrading to 4G {hardware} “wasn’t troublesome in any respect,” Poole mentioned.

    “Verizon Join is uniquely positioned to assist fleet prospects scale back disruption, with a long time of expertise in community migrations,” mentioned Peter Mitchell, senior vp and normal supervisor at Verizon Join.

    Luma develops good kinds

    Luma Brighter Studying, a studying and educational design firm that gives the eNugget Studying Administration orientation and coaching platform for the trucking business that has near 750 content material modules, introduced this week that they made digital kinds smarter.

    Luma’s kinds now embody arithmetic sequences and javascript capabilities that permit the kinds so as to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and extra.

    “Our shoppers have requested for the flexibility to implement advanced capabilities with our kinds and we wished to make it occur. The chances with this new capability actually are infinite. It’s thrilling to place these engineering rules into apply,” mentioned Luma COO Dr. Scott Anderson who has his Ph.D. in engineering.

    Any kind may be loaded into Luma’s eNugget Studying Administration and accomplished on a cellphone or pill. For instance, newly employed drivers have to finish an announcement of on-duty hours and a highway check. The kinds can auto-calculate totals and carry out different capabilities when drivers and different customers enter knowledge.

    FourKites brings good forecasts freight visibility
    FourKites, a real-time provide chain visibility platform, was awarded a U.S. patent for its Sensible Forecasted Arrival (SFA) capabilities that present correct ETAs for freight in transit, together with when a truck lacks expertise to transmit location knowledge.

    SFA is now out there to FourKites prospects globally. FourKites says its prospects are in a position to make use of the expertise to trace the portion of masses they beforehand couldn’t, normally as a result of lack of digital logging units onboard, errors in asset assignments or provider compliance points.

    SFA makes use of historic knowledge, synthetic neural networking and machine studying applied sciences to estimate the location of freight in transit. The expertise can present ETAs on 97% of untracked masses with 85% accuracy, and appropriately predicts late masses greater than 90% of the time.

    Total, FourKites’ platform tracks 70 billion miles throughout 275,000 distinct stops and churns out 1 billion ETAs every 12 months.

    Manhattan integrates Loadsmart’s freight quoting system
    Manhattan Associates, a provider of transportation administration programs, has built-in Loadsmart’s automated freight quoting, capability sourcing and monitoring platform into Manhattan Energetic Transportation Administration (TM). 

    Loadsmart will present on the spot quote and tender integration functionality into Manhattan Energetic TM, permitting shippers to immediately quote full truck masses, together with reefer, dry, van and flatbed, primarily based on visibility into real-time market charges. As a part of the providing, Manhattan Associates shippers have Loadsmart’s assure of tender acceptance on each load.

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