Potential for IoT technology in supply chain management can be massive

The supply chain may be going global, but for many companies, it remains more opaque than ever. Enter: the Internet of Things.

The potential for IoT technology in supply chain management can be massive, says Haley Garner, head of research at eft.Short for Eye For Transport, U.K.-based eft provides logistics and supply chain solutions for companies that are increasingly challenged to manage their suppliers and materials across borders. Eft has just published new research on the role IoT currently plays in this effort.

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Rice Paddy Sensor Networks Improve Rice Farming

Rice is cultivated all over the world in fields known as rice paddies and it is one of the most maintenance intensive crops to grow. The rice paddy itself requires a large part of that maintenance. It is flooded with water that must be kept at a constant level, just below the height that would keep rice seedlings from growing but high enough to drown any weeds that would compete with the rice stalks for nutrients. This technique is called continuous flooding and a big part of the job of a rice farmer is to inspect the rice paddy every day to make sure the water levels are normal and there are no cracks or holes that could lead to water leakage. Continue reading “Rice Paddy Sensor Networks Improve Rice Farming”

KLM, Schiphol Airport Invest in Dutch IoT Start-Up Undagrid

Mainport Innovation Fund (MIF) has invested in the Dutch ‘Internet of Things’ startup Undagrid to propel international growth and allow them to enter new markets. MIF as an investment fund is a partnership between KLM , Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Rabobank, and the Delft University of Technology. Undagrid is an award winning Dutch startup.
AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL – Mainport Innovation Fund (MIF) has invested in the Dutch ‘Internet of Things’ startup Undagrid. Continue reading “KLM, Schiphol Airport Invest in Dutch IoT Start-Up Undagrid”

“Crowd Sensing, Crush Prevention”, Presented by Vassilis Zachariadis, CSIC, University of Cambridge

Our public transport infrastructure has never been busier, with ever-increasing demand and pressure. High concentrations and volumes of people in public transport stations during rush hours pose significant risks to passenger safety and hinder optimised use of the available system. Ahead-of-time prediction of passenger flows has the potential to provide asset managers with the ability to foresee emergent congestion and and other unexpected interruptions and allow them sufficient time to act early, mitigate the impact of excessive demand and improve passenger safety and comfort. Continue reading ““Crowd Sensing, Crush Prevention”, Presented by Vassilis Zachariadis, CSIC, University of Cambridge”

Bosch’s New Triaxial Sensor: Acceleration Sensor For Infotainment Systems

Bosch’s new SMA130 triaxial acceleration sensor provides information for infotainment and telematics applications in vehicles. “Until now, automakers have mainly used data from acceleration sensors for safety systems,” says Dr. Frank Schäfer, head of product management for automotive MEMS sensors. Continue reading “Bosch’s New Triaxial Sensor: Acceleration Sensor For Infotainment Systems”

InvenSense Introduces Next Evolution of 6-Axis SoC With Enhanced Digital Motion Processor

InvenSense, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent sensor system on chip (SoC) for Motion and Sound, announced the introduction of the ICM-20648. The 6-axis ICM-20648 SoC combines InvenSense’s latest enhanced proprietary Digital Motion Processor™ (DMP) engine with InvenSense’s MotionApps™ software … Continue reading “InvenSense Introduces Next Evolution of 6-Axis SoC With Enhanced Digital Motion Processor”

Volvo Develops 360-Degree Collision Avoidance Sensor System

Volvo has long been a leader in developing safety technology, and the latest features will help the automaker reach its goal of zero fatal accidents by 2020. The company’s new 360-degree view technology helps to locate collision-free escape routes, and will be one of the last safety features developed as part of Volvo’s Non-Hit Car and Truck project. Continue reading “Volvo Develops 360-Degree Collision Avoidance Sensor System”