How AI is Transforming the Transportation and Logistics Industry

Linda James, Logistics Tech Outlook | Monday, January 11, 2021

The transport and logistics industry can use artificial intelligence to develop autonomous vehicles that will increase the supply system's efficiency.

FREMONT, CA: The transportation and logistics sector is accountable for efficiently distributing, procurement, and storing the products. Today, the internet is continually evolving, and technologies have played an essential role in helping the transportation and logistics industry embrace the changes. Earlier, the embedded chips and RFID tags were utilized, but now artificial intelligence is restructuring its procedures with human-like cognitive capabilities. Here are some of the technologies that empower development in different parts of the transportation and logistics industry.

Evolution in the Transportation and Logistics Industry

Businesses are dependent on the transportation and logistics industry to get their material support. If the materials are managed inefficiently a company can lose a lot of money. This is one of the primary reasons why the logistics industry has become the core of innovations, and here are some of the popular ones.

Robotic transportation and Delivery solutions

Many companies are working to combine driverless vehicles and deployable robot dogs so that they can successfully deliver packages and goods. The technology model show

s a pod-like vehicle that was developed for reducing the idle time and enhancing capacity. There are even platforms that can carry several robot dogs and deploy them near their destination.

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Artificial Intelligence in Vehicles

AI-powered vehicles increase the strength of the transportation solution. These vehicles can route and schedule the deliveries better than the current solution. Many big companies are collaborating so that they can start working on developing AI in cars. Such organizations build a system with self-driving abilities, a smart cockpit, and many other intelligent features. The process is much better than the traditional method of having numerous small processors known as the Electronic Control Units (ECUs). Every ECU is responsible for one segment of the car. But in the latest AI-based vehicle, there will be a centralized system model.

Autonomous Shuttles

Companies are partnering to develop a fully autonomous shuttle platform. The smart shuttles will utilize autonomous self-driving software and rely on an autonomous transport system. Such a transport system will provide the shuttles connected infrastructure, supervision system, and client application. The autonomous vehicles can even work with the current solution to build a hybrid workforce for the transport and logistics sectors.

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