The general perception is that logistics and transportation business correspond to trucks and modular infrastructure. However, in recent years, the logistics industry has completely acquired a new face and perspective; thanks to the ever-evolving technological innovations that are taking the world by storm. As the growing demands, new consumption patterns and global treaties continue to impact warehousing and transportation formats, advancements such as mobile computers, GPS solutions, Internet of Things (IoT) and many more have provided a new dimension to logistics.
Roadways are constantly in flux, either through repairs and construction or continual improvements. With recent developments in smart technologies, companies and research groups alike have been hard at work devising ways to make the roads safer and more driver-friendly and enable the use of developments coming from the automotive sector. This Intelligence Brief discusses a wide variety of these technologies and how they will continue to be developed in the near future.