Optimise your IT

Safety net: Technology, transport and timing

As IoT propels industry insight, the transport and logistics sector has shifted gears, transitioning to a proactive approach to addressing safety.

Safety net: Technology, transport and timing

Over the past decade there has been a massive shift in the way technology is used to monitor, measure and manage within the transport and logistics sector – saving time and money, and preventing accidents from occurring.

“In time we will be able to predict the likelihood of accidents or predict the risk of an accident,” says Charlie Macdonald, industry executive for Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics at Telstra.

“Because we’re getting better insights, we can make more informed, fact-based management decisions,” Macdonald adds. “We’re looking at smart motorways, smarter transport systems.”

“In time we will be able to predict the likelihood of accidents or predict the risk of an accident.”

– Charlie Macdonald, industry executive, Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics, Telstra

[transcript]

The Internet of Things is not connecting your toaster to your fridge and of course that’s what everyone thinks the Internet of Things is about.

In our old world we used to harvest data.

We now connect, monitor measure, manage.

We able to over time predict the likelihood of accidents or predict the risk of an accident.

Using video-sensor-based technology to understand driver distraction or monitoring on brain activity to predict likelihood of fatigue.

Using this data, joining it with different sources and getting new insights on your business.

Looking at smart motorways, smarter transport systems.

A trial with heavy vehicles connecting to traffic lights.

The most impact to the pavement of the road, is the breaking and acceleration from stop to start with red light. If they could keep that – that heavy vehicle going through their system, there’s lower impact on the infrastructure, less braking, less acceleration, lower emissions, lower fuel consumption.

We’re now getting better insights. So because we’re getting better insights, we can do better, have better more informed fact-based management decisions.

Related News

Woman on her phone in an office setting
Liberate your workforce
Liberate your workforce
Making the switch to an IP-based telephony service

As traditional ISDN and PTN phone lines are decommissioned with the rollout of the National Broadband Network, Australian businesses need to find the right IP-based telephony s...

People standing around a workspace using a laptop
Optimise your IT
Optimise your IT
Fast, resilient and virtual: Our network for tomorrow

To meet Australia’s increasing demands for data, speed and network resiliency, Telstra is reimagining our network with software, virtualisation and 5G. The last decade has see...

tennis stadium
Reach global markets
Reach global markets
Over-the-top content with WTA and Perform Group

Across the world, sports fans are demanding higher quality video, with less delay and more features than ever before. We explore how the convergence of IP and traditional broad...

Better prepared: Effective security planning
Secure your business
Secure your business
Better prepared: Effective security planning

Effective security preparation doesn’t just help you manage risks – it empowers you to respond more effectively when they surface. In the last several years, security has shi...