API based air cargo ecosystem in the future

At a simple level, an API is a set of programming instructions and standards for accessing a web-based software application or tool. They are the sets of requirements that govern how one application can talk to another. APIs in turn are modern day equivalents of real time chat applications like snapchat, WhatsApp and so on - systems that are connected in real time with near zero delay between request and response. For instance, a travel company develops and makes available an API so that other travel companies can send information requests to its systems, and of course receive the replies, usu...
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Guest — Salil Pillai
Nicely articulated! Well done Radhesh!
Thursday, 28 March 2019 09:07
Guest — Sunil Gopalakrishnan
Air cargo industry has been pretty slow in the automation process as compared to the passenger side of the business. As you right... Read More
Friday, 29 March 2019 06:54

IBS Cargo Forum explores innovative value delivery through partnerships

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Expectations on technology for autonomous cargo delivery

As discussed in the earlier blog post Cargo may hold key to bringing autonomous vehicles to the mainstream any attempt to integrate the last mile delivery on to a technology platform puts two distinct types of demands on the system. One is the introduction of a sufficiently advanced technological module (device/vehicle) that enables the achievement of the goal and the other is to effectively connect this module into the entire system in a manner that makes the exchange of signals and data possible in an efficient manner. 1. Device (vehicle) capability The whole premise of a...
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Cargo may hold key to bringing autonomous vehicles to mainstream

There are a lot of eager eyes watching the development of autonomous vehicles (or self driving cars, to keep it simple) and betting on how soon they will hit the roads as mainstream – or at least in significant volumes to ensure they are treated as acceptably normal with respect to conventional cars. Despite the advancement and depth of technology involved, it is often said that the human element is the biggest challenge. The ideal vehicle will be expected to not just interface in a level-appropriate manner with the passengers inside, but also negotiate its path with reference to other people,...
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