Over the past few decades, Jason Hope has emerged as one of the most influential entrepreneurs and technological thinkers in the state of Arizona. After having founded a series of extremely successful startups, including Jawa, the first premium mobile content streaming service, Hope has recently decided to take to the internet in order to write about the coming revolution in technology that will be brought about by the Internet of Things.
Hope foresees many industries being completely revolutionized by Internet of Things technologies. Among these will be the logistics industry. Hope says that the coming widespread adoption of self-driving vehicles will completely transform the way in which the modern logistics industry operates. He says that modern warehouse operations will be able to streamline their businesses to an extent that has never before been possible. Hope believes that, within the next five years, there will be networks of completely autonomous warehouse operations, from the moment items are pulled from the shelf to the point of delivery.
Although many people may find it difficult to believe that completely autonomous semi trucks will be traveling the roads of the United States within the next five years, Hope is quick to point out that the technologies that will make this possible are already here and largely proven. Hope cites the 2016 successful delivery of a long haul trucking payload by innovative self-driving truck company Otto. Hope says that, today, the main obstacle to implementing a large-scale self-driving delivery networks is not the technology needing to be developed further. Instead, it is the passage of regulations and opening up of state highways to the legal use of these vehicles.
Hope points in the state of California as an area that is already rapidly transitioning over to a self-driving private transportation model. He has stated that the state of California has tens of thousands of self-driving vehicles already registered to legally drive on the state’s highways on a limited basis. Hope believes that the state of California will pave the way for self-driving automobile technology across the United States. He has said that, once the state of California fully legalizes autonomous vehicles, it will likely be a very quick process for the technology to rapidly spread to other states, as legislators realize the incredible economic gains that are to be had by the widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles.
This is just one area in which the Internet of Things promises to radically upend the status quo.
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