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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.

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