A couple of weeks ago, FedEx announced SenseAware, a new shipment tracking sensor that allows you to track the exact condition of the shipment using the following information –

  1. Precise temperature readings
  2. Shipment’s exact location (GPS based)
  3. When a shipment is opened or if the contents have been exposed to light
  4. Real-time alerts and analytics between trusted parties regarding the above vital signs of a shipment

FedEx is initially targeting the life-sciences and health-care industry with this device. If it becomes cost effective, may be food industry will also start using it.

An interesting innovation in the shipments industry in any case.

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