real time – Commuter Connection http://commuter-connection.org/ Sun, 27 Mar 2022 01:46:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://commuter-connection.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/commuter.png real time – Commuter Connection http://commuter-connection.org/ 32 32 Students create website to help Ukrainian refugees find housing https://commuter-connection.org/students-create-website-to-help-ukrainian-refugees-find-housing/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 00:50:26 +0000 https://commuter-connection.org/students-create-website-to-help-ukrainian-refugees-find-housing/ Two teenagers who met at Harvard have created a website to help Ukrainian refugees find housing and host families amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine in Eastern Europe. Avi Schiffmann and Marco Burstein press kit A gap year student from Harvard University went to a public protest Feb. 28 against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and […]]]>

title=

Two teenagers who met at Harvard have created a website to help Ukrainian refugees find housing and host families amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine in Eastern Europe.

Avi Schiffmann and Marco Burstein press kit

A gap year student from Harvard University went to a public protest Feb. 28 against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and was inspired to help fleeing refugees.

Avi Schiffmann and fellow student Marco Burstein therefore created the UkraineTakeShelter website to help connect Ukrainian refugees to potential host families and housing, they said.

Schiffmann, 19, from Seattle, is no stranger to building useful websites and is known for developing one of the first major COVID-19 tracking platforms – nCoV2019.live – that millions of people use, he told McClatchy News by phone.

They “found existing efforts to connect refugees to hosts to be extremely inefficient, non-scalable and difficult to sort out quickly,” Schiffmann and Burstein, 18, of Los Angeles, wrote in a statement. They created their site “so that refugees under stress can get the information they need as quickly as possible.”

Within days, there are already more than a thousand announcements of potential hosts in countries like Poland, Germany, Iceland and the United States, Schiffmann told McClatchy News during a telephone interview. He describes the site as a “stripped-down, Ukrainian-specific, Airbnb” type intuitive platform “on steroids”.

Screenshot 2022-03-07 at 7.05.25 PM_fitted.png
Avi Schiffmann (left) and Marco Burstein (right) at Harvard. Avi Schiffmann and Marco Burstein press kit

Their website was launched on March 2 and comes as more than 1.7 million Ukrainians fled their homes after Russia attacked neighboring Ukraine in Eastern Europe on February 24, the report reported. Associated Press.

“I tried to really design the website by putting myself in the position that these refugees might be in, where they’re literally running away from a country, there’s explosions and gunshots, they’re running with their kids into a country stranger, they are lost, confused,” Schiffmann said.

The protest Schiffmann attended while currently living in San Diego, filled with signs such as “Stop Poutine,” got him thinking about his own skills and how he could apply them “to create something which has a much more direct impact on the whole world”. he said.

The next morning, March 1, Schiffmann contacted Burstein and they immediately began coding the website.

They met in the fall when they were freshmen at Harvard.

“We didn’t sleep for three days,” Schiffmann said, instead taking occasional 30-minute naps to have “enough energy to keep going.”

They designed UkraineTakeShelter with a simple structure that allows host families or organizations to register and create a list including details such as country, city, number of guests, if pets are allowed, badges to advertise skills such as speaking different languages ​​and more.

Additionally, a Ukrainian refugee seeking shelter can type the nearest town into the website’s search bar to receive results for the potential accommodation closest to them.

“I started thinking it would be really cool to create a website to put power back in the hands of refugees where they could take the initiative and just go to the search bar and type in their city and immediately see the listings available hosts,” Schiffmann said.

Users can also sort potential hosts with filters that match their needs, such as whether they need childcare assistance, legal assistance, transportation, etc., a he declared.

For example, if a single woman fleeing Ukraine prefers to stay with a host who is also a woman, she can use a gender filter, Schiffmann explained.

There is “a significant amount of traffic already coming from Eastern Europe,” Schiffmann said, adding that Ukrainian media have started reporting on it.

He said he’s been working with translators around the world to ensure the site defaults to his phone’s language. If a Ukrainian refugee accesses the site on their device, it will automatically display in Ukrainian. He also worked with cybersecurity experts to help verify his website.

When asked how he connected with the translators and experts who helped him, he simply pointed to Twitter and the following he’s amassed since launching his COVID-19 site.

He said he posts tweets asking for help on topics like cybersecurity or languages ​​and that users will respond “almost instantly” in his direct messages.

Schiffman said it was like “sending a bat signal out into the world”, referencing the popular superhero Batman.

He hopes more people will discover the website and hopes that anyone with ties to his family in Ukraine, neighboring Poland or to humanitarian organizations can contact him on Twitter or by sending an email to ukrainetakeshelter@gmail.com.

“I really want people to help me share the website as much as possible.”

This story was originally published March 7, 2022 7:50 p.m.

Julia Marnin is a McClatchy National Real-Time reporter covering the Southeast and Northeast while based in New York. She is a College of New Jersey alumnus and joined McClatchy in 2021. Previously, she has written for Newsweek, Modern Luxury, Gannett and more.

]]>
DMRC launches website and mobile app with advanced features https://commuter-connection.org/dmrc-launches-website-and-mobile-app-with-advanced-features/ Wed, 23 Feb 2022 17:31:26 +0000 https://commuter-connection.org/dmrc-launches-website-and-mobile-app-with-advanced-features/ Tourists can now plan their visit to famous landmarks and historic places in the capital with the new ‘Tourist Guide’ feature of Delhi Metro. It will allow them to see the route to the nearest metro station in the area, and information on the remaining journey after disembarking the train. It will also provide information […]]]>

Tourists can now plan their visit to famous landmarks and historic places in the capital with the new ‘Tourist Guide’ feature of Delhi Metro. It will allow them to see the route to the nearest metro station in the area, and information on the remaining journey after disembarking the train.

It will also provide information on last mile connectivity from the station and walking time or transit time, a DMRC official said. This unique feature will be part of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) new website and mobile application.

Interactive map

Among other notable features, passengers will have an interactive map feature on the website and mobile app to plan their trip quickly and efficiently.

“Passengers using the interactive map will be able to view the full route of their trip along with information about stations and interchange stations to their destination,” DMRC said.

Passengers will also be able to view the complete details of each station on the DMRC network, such as gate details, availability of lifts/escalators on the station with its location, location of the station on the map, among others. The revamped website was launched on Wednesday at a press conference held at Metro Bhavan.

DMRC (Corporate Communications) Executive Director Anuj Dayal said the Metro website will now also highlight the service status of each line in real time by displaying the appropriate color codes and text for indicate normal or partial service.

“In addition, in the event of a station closing, it will be displayed with a different color code and text to highlight it. The reason for the station restriction will be available on the ‘line detail’ page under the ‘station restriction/special information’ tab,” Dayal added.

]]>
Northstar Loans offers payday loans in Milwaukee https://commuter-connection.org/northstar-loans-offers-payday-loans-in-milwaukee/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 14:55:11 +0000 https://commuter-connection.org/northstar-loans-offers-payday-loans-in-milwaukee/ Milwaukee, Wisconsin- When money is tight, it can be difficult to ask friends or relatives for a loan, especially now that everyone is trying to make ends meet. To help people struggling with bills, Northstar Loans, a lending agency that has 3 offices conveniently located in the Milwaukee area. The agency is staffed with discreet […]]]>

Milwaukee, Wisconsin- When money is tight, it can be difficult to ask friends or relatives for a loan, especially now that everyone is trying to make ends meet. To help people struggling with bills, Northstar Loans, a lending agency that has 3 offices conveniently located in the Milwaukee area. The agency is staffed with discreet loan managers who are committed to serving all clients quickly, confidentially and securely. They pride themselves on their ability to help people when they are in need without the hassle of waiting, hefty fines, or other issues that arise during the loan process.

Since its inception, Northstar Loans has provided Payday loans in Milwaukee for people who need money to cover their financial commitments using a quick application process. First, a customer must call, fill out an online form, or visit one of its locations between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays and between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The representative then verifies if a client has verifiable income and a checking/savings account before the loan reaches the pre-approval stage. Once approved, the customer receives cash or a direct deposit to their bank account.

When the loan matures, the client can choose to repay it without penalty if it is a prepayment or if he makes scheduled payments at his office or through his bank. Alternatively, a customer has the option of paying more than the scheduled payment to repay the loan faster. During this process, the representative may re-evaluate a client’s account whenever they bring new information to periodically increase their loan limit to the amount allowed by state/federal regulations.

As a customer-centric lending agency, Northstar Loans representatives offer support by answering questions and addressing concerns before, during and after the loan application process. Additionally, the lending agency has a referral program that allows customers to walk away with money when they refer a friend or family member who ends up opening an account.

Northstar Loans’ mission is to provide high quality, innovative loan services in a friendly environment to build and maintain lasting relationships with all clients at all levels. Loan agency representatives are renowned in Milwaukee for being helpful, positive, and enthusiastic, with a passion for offering real-time solutions to problems. Knowing that the financial industry is dynamic, the agency strives to create, develop and implement new strategies, ideas and services that benefit their clients and the business, an approach that has earned them a loyal clientele. .

Whether you have a low credit rating or have filed for bankruptcy, find out Three locations in the Milwaukee area to meet your cash loan needs by visiting the credit bureau’s website or by calling (414) 462-5626 to apply for a short-term loan. Northstar Loans is located at 8333 W Appleton Ave, Milwaukee, WI, 53218, USA.

Media Contact

Company Name
Northstar Loans
Contact Name
John McGregor
Call
(414) 462-5626
Address
8333 Appleton Avenue West
Town
Milwaukee
State
WI
Postal code
53218
The country
United States
Website
http://www.wisconsinloancenters.com/

]]>
NDDOT Seeks Comments on Statewide Transportation Improvement Program Amendment | News https://commuter-connection.org/nddot-seeks-comments-on-statewide-transportation-improvement-program-amendment-news/ Sat, 29 Jan 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://commuter-connection.org/nddot-seeks-comments-on-statewide-transportation-improvement-program-amendment-news/ BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is seeking comments on an amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) 2022-2025 to include a planning study. The amendment includes a planning study for the Traffic Management Center (TMC) and SMART Corridor with an estimated total cost of $1.1 million. SMART stands for […]]]>

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is seeking comments on an amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) 2022-2025 to include a planning study.

The amendment includes a planning study for the Traffic Management Center (TMC) and SMART Corridor with an estimated total cost of $1.1 million. SMART stands for Safety, Mobility, Automated, Real-time, Traffic management. The TMC will manage intelligent transportation system devices and sensors, expand road monitoring and status reporting, and streamline the deployment of advanced technologies.

The public is invited to view the current STIP on the NDDOT website at dot.nd.gov by clicking on “Publications” at the top of the page, then clicking on the link “2022-2025 Final STIP (Statewide Transportation Improvement Program)” under the “Plans and Reports” section.

Comments should be sent no later than February 8, 2022 to Logan Beise at NDDOT, 608 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58505-0700, or email lsbeise@nd.gov with “2022 State Federal-Aid Roadway Projects ” in the subject line. For more information, contact Logan Beise at 701-328-2139.

]]>
Governor Larry Hogan – Official Website of the Governor of Maryland https://commuter-connection.org/governor-larry-hogan-official-website-of-the-governor-of-maryland-4/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 18:50:36 +0000 https://commuter-connection.org/governor-larry-hogan-official-website-of-the-governor-of-maryland-4/ Maryland residents in affected areas are urged to avoid evening commutes and stay off the roads tonight Annapolis, MD– Governor Larry Hogan today declared a state of emergency and mobilized members of the Maryland National Guard ahead of a winter storm that is expected to bring several inches of snow to most of […]]]>

Maryland residents in affected areas are urged to avoid evening commutes and stay off the roads tonight

Annapolis, MD– Governor Larry Hogan today declared a state of emergency and mobilized members of the Maryland National Guard ahead of a winter storm that is expected to bring several inches of snow to most of the state and up to 12 inches on the lower east side.

The emergency declaration includes Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester counties. A blizzard warning is now in effect for Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.

In addition, the governor ordered the Maryland National Guard to place 125 active duty soldiers in armories in southern Maryland and the east coast. These soldiers will be ready to help state and local agencies respond to the potential impacts of heavy snowfall with 50 tactical vehicles for evacuation transportation.

“We urge Marylanders to take this winter storm seriously, especially residents of the East Coast, where we expect blizzard-like conditions,” Governor Hogan said. “Stay off the roads tonight for your own safety and so crews and first responders can do their jobs. We will continue to monitor this winter storm closely and provide updates as it progresses.

The State Highway Administration (SHA) has completed road pretreatment across the state and is increasing resources toward the lower East Coast. Marylanders can track real-time SHA activity here.

The State Activation Level (SAL) remains at Enhanced and the Governor has directed state agencies to make all necessary preparations. The Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM) coordinates with local emergency management officials to ensure all needs are met.

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) has prepared storm response equipment and prepared crews for snow and ice removal. Winter weather crews at Thurgood Marshall International Airport in Baltimore/Washington are on alert and ready to respond. Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) storm response crews and equipment are ready to respond to problems along railroads, bus routes and stations.

Visit md511.org for traffic incident updates, text “MdReady” (or “MdListo” for Spanish texts) to 211MD1 to receive emergency alerts, and visit mdem.maryland.gov for information on storm preparedness and disaster supply kits.

-###-






]]>
TheBus website is back online with most services restored following cyber attack https://commuter-connection.org/thebus-website-is-back-online-with-most-services-restored-following-cyber-attack/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 03:48:42 +0000 https://commuter-connection.org/thebus-website-is-back-online-with-most-services-restored-following-cyber-attack/ HONOLULU (KHON2) – The City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Transportation Services (DTS) on Monday announced that the operator of TheBus and TheHandi-Van has reinstated some of its services that track vehicles in time real for passengers. As Oahu Transit Services (OTS) continues to recover from a cyberattack that caused massive disability of online […]]]>


HONOLULU (KHON2) – The City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Transportation Services (DTS) on Monday announced that the operator of TheBus and TheHandi-Van has reinstated some of its services that track vehicles in time real for passengers.

As Oahu Transit Services (OTS) continues to recover from a cyberattack that caused massive disability of online services, DTS reports that most of the resources were restored last week.

Download the KHON2 app for iOS or Android to stay up to date with the latest Hawaii news

TheBus website has been restored and the transit information is back online. Cyclists can access real-time GPS locations for The bus and The Handi-Van. Third-party mobile apps, including Transit, Moovit, and DaBus, are also expected to show real-time location information.

Work, however, is still underway to restore OTS’s mail servers – no emails sent to addresses ending in @ thebus.org have been received since the initial cyberattack on December 9. Additionally, the Careers page of TheBus website does not accept applications. right now.

The Kalihi Transit Center Bus Pass Office remains closed.


]]>
Temple ISD to launch new transport tracking application https://commuter-connection.org/temple-isd-to-launch-new-transport-tracking-application/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 16:54:42 +0000 https://commuter-connection.org/temple-isd-to-launch-new-transport-tracking-application/ SMART tag â„¢, according to the district, is an innovative system that uses secure cloud technology to share real-time information with parents and the district. TEMPLE, Texas – The Temple Independent School District has announced that it will introduce a new digital tracking system to facilitate district transportation. The new tracking system is called SMART […]]]>


SMART tag â„¢, according to the district, is an innovative system that uses secure cloud technology to share real-time information with parents and the district.

TEMPLE, Texas – The Temple Independent School District has announced that it will introduce a new digital tracking system to facilitate district transportation.

The new tracking system is called SMART tag â„¢ and, according to the district, it will help increase safety and communication for bus riders across the region. TISD’s board of directors approved the purchase at a board meeting on Dec. 13, according to TISD.

SMART tag â„¢, according to the district, is an innovative system that uses secure cloud technology to share real-time information with the district.

The program is designed to increase safety, security, visibility and communication for transportation services, according to TISD.

The district says the program will allow drivers to track student inspections, mileage and attendance. Students will also be able to participate in the new technology, as they will be able to scan in and out of the bus.

Amy Scopac, director of transportation for TISD, said a parent portal would also be available to help families track their students’ arrival times and locations.

“One of the best-selling features of SMART tag â„¢, in my opinion, is the Parent Portal,” she continued. “The Parent Portal is a web application that will give our parents the ability to know when the bus will arrive at their child’s stop in the morning and afternoon. Parents can also view their students’ riding activities through the app. They will be able to see the date, time and location of each time their child gets on or off the bus. SMART tag â„¢ also offers a SMART tracking feature that will allow parents to see a live map of their student’s bus when they are on their way to pick them up and while they are on the bus.

The pilot program will first be launched in the spring at Ray-Allen Elementary School. Afterwards, the district said the program would be rolled out nationwide to all districts by fall 2022.

RELATED: ISD Temple Announces Student-Led Wildcat Market

RELATED: New Belton New Tech HS Mascot, School Colors Revealed


]]>
Contributions to achieve carbon neutrality: HORIBA launches a special website for … https://commuter-connection.org/contributions-to-achieve-carbon-neutrality-horiba-launches-a-special-website-for/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 11:24:19 +0000 https://commuter-connection.org/contributions-to-achieve-carbon-neutrality-horiba-launches-a-special-website-for/ HORIBA, Ltd. launched the special Hydrogen Energy website (URL: https://www.horiba.com/en_en/applications/energy-and-environment/hydrogen/) to provide an accessible introduction to the HORIBA Group’s initiatives in hydrogen energy . Background to the website launch Our world is moving towards carbon neutrality or net greenhouse gas emissions. Alternatives to the use of fossil fuels such as hydrogen and eFuels are developing […]]]>


HORIBA, Ltd. launched the special Hydrogen Energy website (URL: https://www.horiba.com/en_en/applications/energy-and-environment/hydrogen/) to provide an accessible introduction to the HORIBA Group’s initiatives in hydrogen energy .

Background to the website launch

Our world is moving towards carbon neutrality or net greenhouse gas emissions. Alternatives to the use of fossil fuels such as hydrogen and eFuels are developing rapidly. These can be substitutes to support the decarbonisation of supply chains. In addition, improving energy efficiency plays an important role.
HORIBA defends its mission to contribute to the progress of science and technology and to the preservation of the global environment in its business philosophy. We offer a wide range of analysis and measurement solutions to help build a society that intelligently produces, stores and uses energy.
Our solutions include fuel cell / electrolysis evaluators, material analyzers such as Raman spectroscopes and elemental analyzers for fuel cell catalysis and ingredients, real-time multigas monitors to detect gas impurities for the hydrogen production line, total engineering skills to test from component level to system level, turnkey construction testing facility consultancy, and so on.
The HORIBA Hydrogen Energy website was launched not only to showcase analysis and measurement solutions capable of addressing the technical challenges faced by customers using hydrogen energy, but also to summarize the market trends of the energy observed by HORIBA.

Main content

1. Technological movements, needs, strategies and expectations towards a carbon-free society
This section introduces the energy market and highlights rapidly changing trends due to changes in global politics. He explored the high-level details of each major country and region as well as economic rationality. HORIBA operates in more than 50 locations, which gives us a unique perspective to examine trends in the global energy market.

2. HORIBA tackles the challenges of many sectors
This section presents the challenges of optimizing the supply chain of energy production, transport, storage and use. HORIBA also has its own initiatives to achieve a sustainable society.

3. Why HORIBA: State-of-the-art scientific and technical know-how / Measurement solutions to reduce costs and maximize efficiency
This section presents our product line with case study information on how HORIBA analysis and measurement solutions help achieve carbon neutrality. We develop solutions to meet customer challenges; from gas measurement to materials analysis; from monitoring installations to evaluating batteries and fuel cells; from the development of electric vehicles to many other low-carbon modes of transport.


]]>
Company plans to reduce road transport hassle with technology https://commuter-connection.org/company-plans-to-reduce-road-transport-hassle-with-technology/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 23:03:21 +0000 https://commuter-connection.org/company-plans-to-reduce-road-transport-hassle-with-technology/ Posted November 17, 2021 A tech startup, Quickbus, has revealed plans to make road transport easier for Nigerians using the technology. A statement from the company said digitization provides a real way to resolve the stressful process of traveling across the country. The statement read in part: “Nigeria’s busiest airport recorded just 4.25 million domestic […]]]>


A tech startup, Quickbus, has revealed plans to make road transport easier for Nigerians using the technology.

A statement from the company said digitization provides a real way to resolve the stressful process of traveling across the country.

The statement read in part: “Nigeria’s busiest airport recorded just 4.25 million domestic travelers in 2018, less than five percent of the population, underscoring the popularity of road travel. . Despite this, traveling through the Nigerian states by road is primarily a manual process.

“Young men in the car parks of popular cities like Lagos and Aba try to convince passengers to choose one transport company or another, the passengers having to decide on the spot. It’s a stressful process for customers and leaves transportation companies without critical data points to deliver better experiences.

He added, “QuickBus offers interesting fixes to many of these issues. It offers a ticketing service that allows customers to buy tickets, reserve seats online and with options for different operators in the space, so passengers can choose the one that suits them best.

“When you book a trip on QuickBus, you will soon have the added benefit of sharing your trip with your loved ones. That way, they can track your bus in real time as you travel, providing that extra layer of peace of mind that’s hard to put money on.

Group vice president, growth and marketing, QuickBus, Olumide Akinsola, said the company’s goal is to enable Africans to move through cities efficiently and stress-free.

He said: “This cannot happen without transport operators moving from their current informal setup to a point where they evolve with smart business solutions. It’s not just a promise, it’s the new reality for our customers in Kenya, Angola, Uganda, Zambia and at our other locations.

Copyright PUNCH.

All rights reserved. This material and any other digital content on this website may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without the express prior written permission of PUNCH.

Contact: [email protected]


]]>
De Muynck will address shippers as part of the F3 on Transportation Technology Strategies https://commuter-connection.org/de-muynck-will-address-shippers-as-part-of-the-f3-on-transportation-technology-strategies/ Wed, 10 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://commuter-connection.org/de-muynck-will-address-shippers-as-part-of-the-f3-on-transportation-technology-strategies/ Gartner Vice President of Research Bart De Muynck will speak on shipper strategies and roadmaps for transportation technology during a live presentation at FreightWaves. Virtual experience F3 at about 10 a.m. ET Thursday. In addition to Thursday’s live presentation, De Muynck will host two sessions at F3, one focusing on advanced analysis and the other […]]]>


Gartner Vice President of Research Bart De Muynck will speak on shipper strategies and roadmaps for transportation technology during a live presentation at FreightWaves. Virtual experience F3 at about 10 a.m. ET Thursday.

In addition to Thursday’s live presentation, De Muynck will host two sessions at F3, one focusing on advanced analysis and the other on sustainability in transport and logistics. De Muynck has been a 30-year supply chain veteran, starting at Penske Logistics, then Elemica, nearly a decade at PepsiCo as a business architect, followed by seven and a half years at Gartner.

Recent publications by De Muynck at Gartner include “How to Measure, Monitor and Improve Data Quality in Transportation Visibility”, “How to Use Technology to Optimize Your Transportation Purchases”, “Magic Quadrant for Real-Time Transportation Visibility Platforms And “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems.” De Muynck’s Market Guides and Magic Quadrants for Gartner have become important documents for critically analyzing the space and comparing the strengths and weaknesses of competing technology providers serving the transportation and logistics industry.

“Recent supply chain disruptions have prompted companies to rethink their supply chain strategies,” said De Muynck. “Conventional strategies no longer work in a world facing increasing complexity. As companies place greater emphasis on digital models and technology, they must approach this issue strategically to lay a solid foundation for their future success. I will challenge conventional thinking and present a general approach to craft a strategy for transportation technology that matches your organization and maturity.

De Muynck’s expertise is to advise corporate shippers on how to build a transport technology stack that matches their supply chain capabilities, taking into account geography and mode of transport, but also more advanced requirements such as forecasting, dynamic inventory management and supply chain resilience.

De Muynck’s talk on advanced analytics covers the emerging importance of synthetic data, or data generated by an algorithm used to fill in gaps and fuel high-quality models. Synthetic data has become more important than ever for improving data integrity, especially for applications that ingest data from multiple sources for computation and prediction.

“Synthetic data has been around for years, but it is often seen as a substandard substitute, useful only in certain situations where real data is difficult to obtain, expensive, or limited by regulation,” said De Muynck. “But the reality is, this conventional wisdom completely misses the real potential of synthetic data. Far from being a fake, an afterthought, or a necessity due to privacy regulations, the point is, you won’t be able to create high-quality, high-value AI models without synthetic data. This is why synthetic data is poised to move from a side spectacle to the main force behind the future of AI. “

De Muynck will also talk about sustainability trends in transport and logistics, where measuring and forecasting carbon emissions is the necessary first step in designing network and modal strategies to reduce emissions. The replacement of carbon-intensive transportation assets with net-zero vehicles is also coming, likely in short-haul scenarios like yard hosts and last mile first delivery.

“There has been a steady overall reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in recent years,” said De Muynck. “However, the transport sector has not followed this general trend and, as a result, its relative contribution to overall GHG emissions has become more important. Transportation is now responsible for about 29% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.

Register for the F3 virtual experience here.


]]>