5 Companies Changing the Transportation Landscape

“The reality about transportation is that it’s future-oriented. If we’re planning for what we have, we’re behind the curve.”- Anthony Foxx

Currently, the transportation landscape is constantly evolving at a fast pace and is impacting the way we move. With technical innovations in transportation, companies, irrespective of size, have to adapt or perish.

Here’s a list of 5 companies that are taking the transportation industry to the next level:

1. Uber

A random idea that crossed the mind of two young entrepreneurs changed the way we commute today. A simple smartphone app helps people summon a cab from any location. The mobile app uses GPS technology that gets the user’s location and the nearest can comes to pick them up. After the booking is confirmed, users can track the location of their cab, and get information regarding the driver (name and number) and the car (model, license plate).

2. Google

From your computer screen to glasses, Google has revolutionized the face of technology. Now, with its latest driverless car system, Google is making a foray into the transportation industry. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that under the federal law the self-driving cars of Google will be treated as a legal driver.

3. Mercedes

Mercedes known for many industry innovations has introduced the path-breaking Future Truck 2025 prototype. This semi-autonomous truck is designed to reduce emissions and increase road safety. Back in 2012, they took an initiative to save environment by reducing the air resistance in their trucks.

4. Nikola Motor Company

The transportation giant is experimenting with the concept of electronic truck which does not run on gasoline. Though everything is still on the planning stage but once implemented, these trucks will change the face of transportation industry.

5. Rolls Royce

The name is synonymous with luxury. However, earlier in 2016, the company revealed their plans to bring autonomous drone ships. These are unmanned vehicle that cut down fuel consumption, thereby, reducing the carbon emission.

Hopefully this list has helped you get an idea how the transportation landscape will evolve in the future. If you are looking for logistics management consulting firm, get in touch with us. Our team of transportation and logistics professionals knows the industry inside out. From dispatchers to the CEO, we understand the processes followed and challenges faced by logistics professionals. For more details, click here.

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