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.
Consolidation will accelerate the future of automotive.
The future of automotive AI is driven by a multitude of players with different expertise. Tier 1’s have traditionally been the leading integrators, but in an era where data has so much value, their position is challenged. Automotive will see more disruption coming from startups that are hungry to change the status quo in the upcoming months. Mergers and acquisitions are also becoming more popular and strategic investments into Tier 2 companies that involve computer vision.
AI's that learned what they should not have
Sometimes, working with Artificial Intelligence (AI) might produce funny or unwanted results when it does not learn properly, or it learns differently from what we expected. This behavior is due to a diverse variety of possibilities, but some common key points are the reason for malfunctioning AI. The main and one of the most essential […]
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 […]
The Autonomous Car Race: Why Europe Needs to Speed up
We are on the brink of the fourth technological revolution of the modern era; The car will be the central protagonist of this revolution, as it combines a physical space, a moving environment that transports users, and a center for interaction.
NTT DATA Selects Gestoos as Open Innovation Contest Champion
TOKYO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — NTT DATA, a global IT services provider, announced today that it has selected Barcelona-based startup Gestoos as the Champion of the Open Innovation Contest 7.0 based on its AI solution that enables content and services to be operated simply with hand gestures. The winning proposal was chosen during the contest’s Grand Finale at NTT DATA headquarters in Toyosu, Tokyo on March 22. NTT DATA will collaborate with Gestoos to develop a concrete business plan based on the winning proposal. The global competition, which is organized annually by NTT DATA, invites high-tech companies worldwide to submit…
The Importance of Artificial Intelligence in Retail
Artificial intelligence is already widely available. Retailers worldwide are already putting the technology to great use to improve their businesses. A quick look at the retail industry shows how the capabilities of machine learning are helping retailers to understand their customers better, connect with them and create superior superior customer experiences. AI relies on a continual technological learning process that enables machines to continually adopt new, improved models based on data acquired and analyzed over time about specific subjects. …
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…
Including Privacy in Human Interaction by Design
As users, we value a personalised experience where we are presented with offers and results relevant to us, ideally at just the right time, exactly when we need them. At the moment, we know and use these as personal assistants in the form of Google Now, Siri and Cortana to provide us with electronic tickets, traffic updates and travel predictions. When it comes to privacy, our behavior is controversial. We are willing to give away some private data in exchange for these services for free, yet many of us admit they are weary when it comes to sharing private data…