In 2019, the number of people killed in motor vehicle crashes were 36,096. Roughly 94% of serious crashes are still due to human error. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Admin.) aims to change that—and AVs (autonomous vehicles) are a big part of that.
We know the COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot—and transit is certainly at the top of the list. Monthly transit ridership hit a low of 156.6 million rides in April 2020, which is 81.3% lower than the 835.2 million rides taken in April 2019. While transit usage has risen since that time, ridership is still down compared to previous years. But if we implement safeguards and contactless technology can transit make a strong comeback?
The COVID-19 pandemic has sped up a lot of things—the move to FinTech, digital banking, and the digital wallet is one of them. Being able to tap a phone, rather than pay with cash or a card, means moving one step closer to a contactless world—something many retailers are aiming for these days.
Alphabet and Google are placing their chips on at least some working in person come this September, as Twitter and Facebook are waging working remotely will be permeant. Where would you put your bet? I have some thoughts.
With the COVID-19 pandemic having a greater impact on food and the supply chain, particularly in densely populated areas, and the precision agriculture market set to grow in the next five years, we have a big opportunity to tap into it—along with the power of AI (artificial intelligence) and the IoT (Internet of Things)—to help make a difference in sustainability and the move from grey to green to blue.
Many industries have had to evolve at a rapid pace in the past year, but I would argue one that has had to change the fastest has been the supply chain. While two words likely come to mind when we think back to 2020 and the supply chain—toilet paper—the long-term impact has more far-reaching implications for things like just-in-time manufacturing, sustainability, digital transformation, and the workforce of the future.
Companies are making some pretty bold statements when it comes to circularity and the climate. I have explained what Microsoft is doing, as one example. Now, we are seeing the automakers, like BMW, making some bold moves.
We know automation and AI (artificial intelligence) has been sped up due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we are on the precipice of moving toward greater sustainability in industries such as manufacturing. Last week, I made the case the future of manufacturing is sustainable. Today, I am going to argue innovation needs to start with empowering our workforce.
It is time to talk about sustainable manufacturing—and how technology such as AI (artificial intelligence) can help enable it. We need to talk about what we are going to do to start up the processes again, how we are going to teach companies to design first, and how everything is going to have to work together for transformation.
The U.S. levees are on average 50-years-old and aren’t up to par. Enter the IoT (Internet of Things). Case in point: Mississippi State University researchers used an instrument called UAVSAR (Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar) with satellite-based SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) to detect the variations in the soil properties along the Mississippi River.