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Transportation

The IoT: Mobile Today, Robotic Tomorrow?
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
With or without drivers, private fleets are primed to emerge as IoT network nodes.

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Werner Gets Trucking With Cold Chain Monitoring
By Michael Belfiore
Orbcomm's telematics service will monitor the conditions of perishable goods that Werner hauls, while helping it manage its fleet more effectively.

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Ford Steers Toward Smarter, Semi-Autonomous Cars
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
Leveraging sensors and cellular networks, the carmaker is experimenting with applications that assist urban drivers and could form a bridge to the age of the autonomous car.

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Use Your EPC to Indicate Country of Origin
By Doug Harvel
By employing a simple coding scheme, you can quickly identify where items in your supply chain were manufactured, and ensure that your customs declarations are accurate.

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Packed With Sensors, Thingsee One Is Like an IoT Guinea Pig
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
A team of former Nokia product developers is turning an asset tracker they developed for logistics applications into a tool for testing IoT applications.

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The Language of Business
By Ian Robertson
Companies should leverage standards to achieve supply chain visibility.

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MIT Researchers Test Nascent Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Scheme
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
Congestion-smoothing experiment highlights opportunities for smartphone manufacturers, automakers and cities.

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RFID Helps Maintain Shuttle Buses
By Michael Belfiore
Seattle Children's Hospital deployed a fleet-management system that automates vehicle inspections.

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Sensors Turn Parking Meters Into Parking Helpers
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
In the small California city of Walnut Creek, parking sensors offer data access and visibility for public and private parking services.

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Enevo Sensors Monitor Trash, Recycling Bins for Optimized Collection
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
The four-year-old Finnish company provides a solution that tells municipalities and private collection companies how full their waste containers are.

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Major Beacon Deployment Takes Off at Miami International Airport
By Mary Catherine O'Connor
Assisted by SITA Lab, the airport has deployed hundreds of Bluetooth beacons to encourage app development, and to give SITA's common use registry a test flight.

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Cultivating RFID
By Jennifer Zaino
Horticultural firms achieve benefits from tracking returnable transport items, while nurseries, governments and researchers develop business cases for monitoring individual plants.

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The Benefits of Going Cashless
By Mark Roberti
Getting rid of paper money and coins offers benefits that go well beyond consumer convenience.

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Hong Kong: The First Cashless Society?
By Mark Roberti
The use of the RFID-enabled Octopus card is so prevalent that it is quickly replacing cash for many transactions.

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An Impartial Observer
By Ian Robertson
RFID takes the guesswork out of shipping and receiving.

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