In April, Panasonic Business showcased future technology for the logistics, utilities and transportation sectors at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry. These included:
The intelligent warehouse solution, which utilises barcode scanning and security camera technology to track packages within a logistics hub;
Vital sensing technology, which uses camera technology to scan the faces of van and HGV drivers to check their health and whether the right person is driving;
A fleet management system that enables dynamic logistics planning based on parcel number and traffic information;
An intelligent security system based on age and gender video analytics and wireless video distribution; and
The future of ‘one person train operation’, which combines imaging, transmission and display sub-systems to provide digital information for driver-only train operations.
Tony O’Brien, managing director of the European solutions team at Panasonic Business, said: “The fact that we had to close the registrations for the event early demonstrates the desire within large organisations to find new, innovative and efficient working practices. While many organisations describe conceptual business solutions, none can match Panasonic for the sheer breadth of technology we develop.”