Fleet/Logistics

As the old adage goes, you can't manage what you can't measure. On-board telemetry allows companies to better monitor driver performance, while IoT systems and RFID tags are being increasingly used to allow better tracking of goods as they make their way through the supply chain

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Roll-out for Porsche’s first 5G-research network

Legendary German car manufacturer Porsche has begun operating a first 5G-research network with Ericsson at its production plant in Leipzig.

The project, the first 5G-research production site network set up by the Volkswagen-owned super-car manufacturer, will enable ...

Redcar & Cleveland Council invests in two-way radios

Eemits Communications has agreed a new five-year contract to equip staff from Redcar and Cleveland Council with an upgraded range of two-way radios.

The council has committed to spending more than £123,000 to provide members of its recycling, waste and transport teams ...

Orange lands smart tracking IoT deal with Safran

Aircraft engine manufacturer Safran has chosen to employ Orange Business Services’ smart tracking Internet of Things (IoT) solution across two of its production sites.

According to Orange, the IoT solution uses wireless trackers to accurately pinpoint locations to ...

Mobile network operators urge investment in smart tech

Mobile network operators association the GSMA has called on policymakers to “harness the potential of mobile connectivity and smart technology” to achieve net zero by 2050.

Research released by the GSMA and the Carbon Trust to coincide with COP26 has suggested that ...

Qualcomm launches first-ever 5G AI drone

Qualcomm has announced the launch of what it claims is the world’s first autonomous drone platform with both 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.

The Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Platform is a reference drone that contains computing at low power with AI, 5G ...

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Supply chain wireless tech

The impact of the pandemic and Brexit has caused considerable disruption to delivery of goods in the UK, prompting some transport and logistics businesses to accelerate investment in wireless technology

The UK transport and logistics (T&L) sector has experienced a ...

How to buy telematics

The dedicated device versus mobile app debate (one that will be familiar to those in the lone-worker sector) has spread to the world of telematics, as Simon Creasey discovers

Traditionally, ‘black box’ telematics were deployed to tell fleet managers where their ...

How to buy vehicle LTE routers

In-vehicle LTE routers support a range of connectivity services in the field, but there are many types, so what factors should you consider when you are looking to buy? James Atkinson reports

The advent of cellular 4G LTE networks has transformed in-vehicle mobile ...

The art of product design

The rigours of the warehouse environment – both physical and mental – are crucial factors when it comes to technology product design in the logistics sector. Philip Mason investigates

Of all the different sectors covered in Land Mobile, there are few which take place ...

Private networks vs slicing

Private mobile broadband networks that leverage shared and licence-exempt spectrum have big appeal for firms that handle sensitive data, but where will the spectrum come from, and could the fledgling industry be crushed once 5G network slicing comes into its own? Sam Fenwick ...

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