If you are considering a career in the transport industry or already work within it, listen up. In this technological age, everything is changing; the way we eat, talk, relax, party and, indeed, the way we travel is changing every single day. Technology development companies are working constantly to try to streamline transport solutions, making our roads safer, clearer and making the way we travel far safer. Here are three ways that software is revolutionizing the transport industry!
Haulage and Trucking Efficiency
Haulage is a huge industry around the world which is responsible for the plethora of foods we have available to us, among many other things. Although trucking doesn’t seem like a high-tech enterprise, there is much more to this industry than meets the eye.
Trucking software for haulers and contractors is changing the game. How? Firstly, navigation software is allowing journeys to be smoother, with very little room for getting lost or accidentally taking the long way around. In addition, this software is automating back office processes and delivery details, allowing customers to be more satisfied and gain more accuracy from their orders. Most of the trucking industry’s work is actually outside of the truck cab and in the office; the processes it takes to achieve swift and accurate deliveries are many and complex. With the help of software, the haulage industry is changing for the better!
When it comes to improving efficiency, software has reached new heights when it comes to pinpointing traffic insights. While regular GPS programs like Google Maps can measure 15-30 meter accuracy around your car, more advanced technology from companies such as Wejo pinpoints to within the 1 meter mark. This kind of software can allow drivers, both commercial and personal, to more accurately plan journeys, consider weather, traffic patterns and energy efficiency, all with one program.
Not only is this software useful for achieving time efficiency, but it can benefit the way roads are structured and tolled, increasing the overall car travel experience by a long way.
Of course, safety is one of the core concerns of the vehicle and transport industries. Making cars, roads and drivers safer is of utmost importance. So how is software helping to achieve this?
Firstly, hands-free technology is advancing all the time, making the need to touch or look at your mobile phone during a drive practically obsolete. Voice activated hands-free technology is becoming standard practice in most new car models, so new car buyers will be automatically provided with the opportunity to drive more safely. In addition, driverless cars are now becoming increasingly affordable and open to wider circulation. According to studies, around 94% of crashes are due to human error, meaning that driverless cars will help reduce the number of collisions on the road. Safer roads for all is an achievable goal, as software becomes more advanced in the years to come.
Overall, software has impacted, and drastically improved, every facet of our lives in the modern day, and the transport industry is no exception!