Industry

RoadLaunch builds intelligent transportation management solution on IBM Cloud

Share this post:

RoadLaunch transportation managment“Where is my freight?” “Where’s my truck?”

In the transportation and logistics industry, there are a lot of moving parts. What might seem linear and simple can quickly become complicated and messy.

RoadLaunch is a startup company that’s shaking up the transportation industry with its intelligent transportation management system for end-to-end logistics.

Matching freight with trucks in near real time

RoadLaunch uses intelligent tools to match freight with trucks and trailers in near real time. Shippers and carriers can connect easily using first-of-a-kind technology integrations.

When a shipper wants to connect with a carrier, he can open up a web browser and speak to the RoadLaunch system: “Where is the nearest carrier?” The system uses artificial intelligence to understand and process natural language.

Even if there’s a list of 100 of carriers, the system will guide the shipper to the best match.

Previously, the shipper would have to figure out a way to contact all the carriers to determine which was the right one and whether they were even available.

With the RoadLaunch intelligent transportation management solution, a process that used to take as many as eight hours can now be accomplished in 30 seconds.

Additionally, RoadLaunch sensors installed on freight are linked to a central dashboard, so shippers and carriers have near-real-time visibility and can answer questions like, “Where’s my freight?” or “Where’s my truck?”

Developing the intelligent transportation management solution

RoadLaunch leaders brought their idea to fruition in the IBM Global Entrepreneurship Program. During the program, IBM helped with everything from ideation to going to market.

The intelligent transportation management solution uses IBM Watson AI and Cloud Foundry apps on the IBM Cloud, Node-RED and Hyperledger blockchain.

With the help of IBM, RoadLaunch has tried new product ideas; grown its market presence; and built, tested, deployed and scaled its solution, which automates the processes from quote to order to transit to delivery.

Automating daily tasks

With RoadLaunch, carriers, shippers and dispatchers can manage a fleet, save time and connect securely with each other.

For example, not only can shippers get quick quotes, but also carriers can automate many daily tasks in just a few minutes through a customized dashboard. Dispatchers can manage their fleet without using multiple tools.

Learn how the IBM Global Entrepreneurship Program can help your business become a disruptor.

Learn more about RoadLaunch when you register for the Think Digital webinar series introduction: “Your Cloud for Business,” available now on demand.

More Industry stories

Deloitte’s HealthInteractive Platform on IBM Cloud helps state Medicaid programs innovate

For decades, state Medicaid programs have relied on large, established Medicaid management information systems (MMIS) to support core functions. Historically, these solutions have been inflexible and expensive to maintain with long, and sometimes failed, implementations. To address the costs and complexity in maintaining and updating these platforms, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) […]

Continue reading

5 keys to cloud migration in the financial services industry

More than ever, it is imperative for financial services organizations to migrate to the cloud. New demands from customers and shareholders, along with increasing regulatory requirements, require organizations to have an IT ecosystem that can deliver increased agility, innovation and customization. For those hesitating because of security, data privacy and compliance concerns, here are five […]

Continue reading

Profility taps cloud to help transform patient recovery with personalized post-acute care

Post-acute care is becoming a hot topic as the healthcare industry struggles to adapt to the challenges posed by aging populations and spiraling costs. When a patient is discharged from a hospital after surgery, they often require a period of rehabilitation. In some cases, they can recover at home. In other instances, they may need […]

Continue reading