The Road Now Taken

The Logistics Industry Tries To Adapt To A Digital World

Efficiency has long been a roadblock for the transportation and logistics industry. But there's nothing like a little competition from Silicon Valley upstarts to shake things up. Tesla, for one, is working on a project to develop a long-haul, electric semitruck that can drive itself and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle, reported Reuters. Fellow disruption instigator Uber began working on its own project to build a self-driving truck last year. And now the company is rolling out Uber Freight, bringing its ride-hailing app model to trucking.
registered user content locked

Log in or join PMI to gain access

or Register

Advertisement

Advertisement

Related Content

  • PM Network

    Analyzing the Future member content locked

    By Desmond, Luke The wave of big data and other data-science-related knowledge is turning into a flood. The economy is rapidly transforming into a knowledge-based one. In fact, the four largest companies based on…

  • PM Network

    Chirp-Chirp member content locked

    The Visa logo is recognized across the globe, but the brand saw a big problem looming: The rise of e-commerce, mobile wallets and smart speakers means fewer transactions will require a physical…

  • PM Network

    AI is the New Black member content locked

    By Waity, C. J. Bad lighting, grainy mirrors, absent sales clerks—shopping for clothes has never been a great experience. But fashion designers and retail juggernauts are looking to improve modern shopping by…

  • PM Network

    Commune Ground member content locked

    By Ali, Ambreen With more people prioritizing sustainability and healthy living, real estate developers are rushing to build neighborhoods around a new amenity—a working farm. Known as agrihoods, these projects…

  • PM Network

    Voice Wars member content locked

    By Hendershot, Steve Creation means nothing. It's survival that counts, in the emerging world of voice-assistant technology. More than 5 billion consumer devices made use of some type of voice-driven digital assistant…

Advertisement

Publishing or acceptance of an advertisement is neither a guarantee nor endorsement of the advertiser's product or service. View advertising policy.