Sensors and Connectivity series: How will smart containers help us realise intelligent trains?
Damages and loss of cargo are currently major issues for shipping companies. The main areas of uncertainty for this technology are the maintenance of sensor cables and the security of the data sensors collect. Therefore, R&D is moving towards the development of new generation containers, with a lighter structure and embedded wireless sensors. Another research focus is the incorporation of IoT and blockchain technology to develop completely autonomous containers to improve cybersecurity.