Seeing The World From A Container’s Perspective

When, in 2010, the leaders of Maersk, the world’s largest container ocean shipping company, asked, “What if we knew everything the reefer knows at...

A New Platform For Vehicle Intelligence

Autonomous driving development is focused on shifting human control to computers, in hopes of doing it more effectively and consistently. Auto supplier ZF is...

Disruptive Innovation Out At Sea

Anybody who understands the history of technology knows that innovation is additive, as new inventions build upon the insights from older ones. “Disruption” is...

Roads Paved With Solar Energy

It would be an understatement to say that the company’s executives were surprised when all of France’s major media showed up at the Colas...

Keys To Harnessing The Data Tsunami

When truck-maker Navistar debuted its OnCommand Connection in 2013, its open architecture promised to make the benefits of big data analytics available to fleet...

A Different Future For The Ford 1,400

Ford plans to fire 1,400 staffers, and many media outlets suggest the move is intended to appease Wall Street by cutting costs (the stock is...

Vehicle Electrification Is Much Bigger Than EVs

While consumers can choose a Tesla, Chevrolet Bolt, or other EV, BorgWarner sees electrification playing a part in every vehicle, and the company’s role that...

Innovating At Scale

“We were getting hammered,” said Arnold Donald, Carnival Corporation’s CEO, recollecting his first days on the job in mid-2013. “Fuel prices were going through the...

Your Tires Will Be Smart, Too

As Google and Apple spark talk of automobiles as self-driving computers with glorified iPod user interfaces, Continental is quietly but actively innovating ways to improve...

A Taster App Illustrates Digital Benefits

Two years ago, Henning Goldmann joined Damco, a global logistics services provider, to optimize its processes and embrace new tech as its CIO. “We were using...

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Is Big Data A Black Swan Killer?

The dream of big data is to make experience predictable, and black swan theory says it can’t be done, at least not wholly reliably....

The Oldest Innovation: Monopoly

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods is further evidence of its plan to corner the market on retail. It’s about consolidation, not innovation. In fact, controlling...

Amazon’s Retail Plan Isn’t About Books

What's up with Amazon opening a store in Manhattan, with hundreds more coming to towns that used to have book stores?  It has very little...