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

Startup helps food companies reduce risk and maintenance costs with IBM Cloud solution

EcoPlant is helping food and beverage companies significantly improve energy use, optimize maintenance and save money. Our software as a service (SaaS) solution continually monitors and optimizes compressed air systems in near real time to help food and beverage makers, as well as companies in other industries, maintain and manage air compression systems. Air compression […]

Continue reading

Talium, Irene Energy remove barriers to accessing electricity in Africa

Approximately 600 million people do not have electricity in Africa according to reports on World Bank data. Even though progress has been made to get more people in Africa on the grid, the absolute number of people without power remains the same due to population growth. In rural areas, cell phones are vital for people […]

Continue reading

How AIOps helps Nextel Brazil predict and prevent network outages

Mobile smartphones are playing a significant role in the lives and productivity of people around the world. Consider these statistics about smartphone usage from TechJury. Internet users worldwide who visit the Web on a mobile device: 67% Percent of emails read on mobile devices: 49.1% Smartphone users are addicted to their phones: 66% Clearly, many […]

Continue reading