Technology

  • Dubai-based cargo handlers complete blockchain technology test with IBM

    Nov 28, 2017 — Dubai-based ground handler dnata, and a consortium of supply chain firms, has successfully completed a proof-of-concept test for a logistics platform that tracks supply chain transactions using hyper-secure blockchain technology. According to stakeholders in the project, the new system can eliminate redundant data and improve visibility and transparency.
  • Tesla's Power Plant on Wheels

    Nov 20, 2017 — Is Tesla Inc.'s Semi on the verge of doing to the trucking industry what the iPhone did to telecommunications? Probably not -- but the decarbonization of road freight may still upend both the logistics business and the oil industry.
  • What to expect from Tesla’s big electric truck reveal

    Nov 16, 2017 — Tesla is set to take the lid off its electric truck tomorrow for the first time, after months of teasing the big rig. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is still doing some teasing of his own, posting to his Instagram account a short video clip of the truck all draped in shadow — but we’re still going to learn a lot tomorrow. Here’s a quick breakdown of what we know, what we think we know and what gaps we hope Tesla will fill at its big unveiling.
  • Could Driverless Tech Mean Thousands of Trucking Jobs Lost? Probably Not

    Nov 16, 2017 — One of the most in-demand and stable jobs in Ohio could face major changes as the industry develops new automated, driverless technology. The technology is coming, according to researchers and trucking industry experts. But they also debate whether or not drivers could lose jobs or how their role behind the wheel might change.
  • Uber Plans Self-Driving, Long-Haul Trucks on the Road ‘in the Near Future’

    Nov 15, 2017 — Uber is working on a fleet of self-driving semi-trucks, but it won’t completely replacing traditional drivers, the company said. In a post on Medium on Nov. 14, Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, the company’s self-driving car wing based in Pittsburgh, laid out its vision for the future of long-haul trucking.
  • How intelligent automation will impact and revitalise global supply chains

    Nov 7, 2017 — The idea of automation in manufacturing and the supply chain is nothing new - since the earliest days of the industrial revolution we have sought to automate tasks with machines, and lower the cost of manufacturing processes.
  • Inmarsat Shipboard Communication Platform Found Vulnerable to Hacking

    Oct 30, 2017 — Seattle-based cybersecurity firm IOActive has uncovered what it describes as critical security flaws in one of Inmarsat’s shipboard communication platforms that could leave the platform and vessels’ networks vulnerable to remote hackers.
  • U.S. Transportation Command’s trailblazing transition to cloud computing enhances its cyber processes and protection

    Oct 25, 2017 — U.S. Transportation Command is the first Department of Defense organization to initiate migration of its cyber domain to a commercial cloud provider to improve mission assurance, while strengthening information technology efficiency and effectiveness. Last month, the first wave of five USTRANSCOM IT systems transitioned to a commercial cloud-based solution.
  • Cyber researchers reveal serious Wi-Fi security flaw

    Oct 17, 2017 — Researchers on Monday disclosed a serious security flaw in the encryption standard that protects tens of millions of consumer, business and government Wi-Fi networks — a hole they said could allow hackers to intercept sensitive traffic, tamper with websites or install malware or ransomware.