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Transportation

Nextbike Uses RFID to Simplify Bicycle Rentals
By Claire Swedberg
The company is utilizing NFC tags and readers to facilitate its operations in 18 countries.

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Trailiner Automatically Manages Trucks, Trailers in Its Yard
By Claire Swedberg
The U.S refrigerated goods carrier is using QuikQ's RFID-enabled system to identify and authorize vehicles as they come and go, and to manage their refueling.

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RFID Delivers Benefits to Air Canada Cargo
By Claire Swedberg
The freight services company is deploying Franwell's CargoAware solution to track shipments as they move through its five hubs and larger cargo-transfer stations around the world.

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Otto's Autonomous Semi-Truck Joins Growing Connected Truck Market
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
A great deal of ink is spilled on autonomous vehicle technology, but it's not the only innovation that fleet managers might one day use to boost driver safety and throughput.

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RFID Prevents Johnson Controls' Containers from Being Lost
By Claire Swedberg
The company recouped its investment in RFID soon after tagging 876,000 reusable containers used to transport car seats and their components, and installing SLS' smartPORTALs at 600 dock doors within 37 facilities.

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HID Global Offers RFID-enabled Fuel-Management Solution
By Claire Swedberg
The company's identiFUEL system consists of passive RFID tags for vehicles, readers on fuel nozzles, and controller units to collect data and forward it to the company's fuel-management software.

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In Two European Cities, the IoT Could Help Unknot Traffic Quagmires
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
Sensors can't make congestion disappear, but two cities in Europe think they can help planners improve traffic flow.

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Building a Smart Traffic Infrastructure in Palo Alto
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
By analyzing traffic patterns and parking availability, Palo Alto says it will not only make its streets safer and reduce congestion, but also play a part in the future of transportation.

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Volvo's Plan to Turn Smartphones Into Car Keys
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
This spring, the carmaker is testing new functionality that will allow drivers to access and start their vehicles using its On Call smartphone app and integrated Bluetooth radio.

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In England, Testing a Smarter Smart Parking App
By Claire Swedberg
The English city of Westminster is using technology provided by Smart Parking to identify when unauthorized vehicles are parked in spaces reserved for specific motorists with disabilities.

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NY Waterway Turns Ferry Fleet Into Connected Network
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
Using an updated, IP-based surveillance system with gateways that aggregate and transmit multiple data streams to a cloud-based platform, the transit provider hopes to improve its fleet safety and communications capabilities.

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Bluetooth Beacons Delivers Alerts to Bus Riders, Drivers
By Claire Swedberg
European transit operators are using a system that informs passengers

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European Bus Operators Provide Beacon-Guided Rides
By Claire Swedberg
Bluetooth beacons from Onyx tells passengers when their bus is arriving, and one operator is also using the technology to alert drivers when a passenger is waiting at a stop, and to provide other information and services.

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KLM Maintenance Cuts Parts' Packaging Costs With RFID
By Mark Roberti
Working with packaging supplier Nefab, the MRO provider is tracking cases and boxes used to transport airplane parts to and from customers, lowering packaging costs by 50 percent.

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