Omnitracs, a provider of SaaS-based fleet management and data analytics solutions, and SmartDrive, a provider of video-based safety and transportation intelligence, recently announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Omnitracs to acquire SmartDrive.
Automation was proceeding at a rapid pace in many factories and warehouses before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now, however, concerns over worker health, the need for social distancing, and the relentless push for cost-cutting are accelerating the progress of robots for order fulfillment.
Boris Johnson’s officials are urgently working to avert a major border crisis when the U.K. leaves the European Union’s trade regime, amid warnings vital government IT systems may not be ready in time.
A strange phenomenon has emerged near Amazon delivery stations and Whole Foods stores: smartphones dangling from trees. Contract delivery drivers are putting them there to get a jump on rivals seeking orders.