Using computer vision and artificial intelligence to monitor cargo inside large commercial trailers for trucking
The road freight logistics industry, which has an estimated global market size of €1,810B and an expected growth rate of 6.5% per year, is a mature industry where differentiation is hard to achieve. Hence, companies are turning towards advanced technical solutions to get an edge over their competitors. Accordingly, numerous startups, which aim at finding appropriate solutions, have sprung up in recent years. Gestoos offers an AI platform that enables cameras and sensors to see, understand, and respond to movement and behavior in any environment. In this context, ZF was introduced to Gestoos back in November 2019. As a leading vehicle parts maker, ZF provides innovative logistics solutions to respond to customer requests. Therefore, ZF’s initial interest was using computer vision and AI to understand the height profile of the cargo at any given point in time within large commercial trucking trailers (around 14 meters in length). The height profile was needed for the entire trailer area, front to back and side to side. This information, along with additional sensor information, would then be used for the operational and logistical optimization of cargo trailers.
Touch-less technology: Now is the time!
Time to shift towards hygiene friendly technologies The current pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus is forcing us to rethink how we should be interacting with devices that we regularly use in public spaces. Multiple studies demonstrate that the virus can remain active on hard surfaces for many hours. The longevity of this virus is […]
Visions For The Future of UI: Her or Minority Report?
Every decade or so a new (sci-fi) movie comes out that completely transforms the way we think about the future of technology. For more than 10 years, that movie was Minority Report. Steven Spielberg’s 2002 adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel was set in the year 2054, yet many of the “predictions” of our far out future have been coming to real-life existence in the 13 years since the movie debuted. …
Life After Mobile: VR and AR Will Be Powered by Multimodal Interactions
Our technological future is beginning to emerge from a fuzzy fragmented puzzle into a crystal clear vision of how we will interact with technology in a post-mobile world. Last week, Robert Scoble — tech evangelist and former Microsoft prodigy, announced on his Facebook page the revelation that he predicts will take place mere months from now. The way Robert sees it, it will be Apple — not Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Amazon or anyone else — that will usher in the age of VR/AR/Mixed Reality to the masses when they launch the next iPhone next fall. …
6 reasons why UX designers should explore gestural interaction
The movie Minority Report introduced us to the concept of gestural interaction: “speaking” to a computer by waving your hands — no clicking or swiping necessary. But is gestural interaction really going to drive a new generation of interactive experiences, or is it just a tech trend that’s going to pass? We’ve been fascinated with touchless interaction for quite some time. But we’re just starting to see gestures being incorporated in mainstream interactive products — and not just Microsoft Kinect games. Until now, user interface design has been focused on user interaction that requires a mouse, keyboard, and touch as…