The transportation industry is the lifeblood of the world. For goods and services to reach point A to point B, having the infrastructure to support private or public transportation is required. It is also an important aspect of what makes a functioning economy. Transportation is going through some massive changes every year, prompted by technological developments that are quickly taking place. We have already seen some serious changes within the transportation industry in the last five or so years. However, how much will transportation continue to change in the future, and how can we ensure that it is secure and safe? Read on to learn more!
Autonomous Vehicles and Fleets
We have talked about before what smart cars mean for transportation security, but autonomous, hands and feet-free vehicles, like GM’s Super Cruise or Tesla’s Autopilot, are already here in the world of transportation. Prices of these technologies have been cut down dramatically from when they were first introduced, so while smart cars do offer some security challenges that have to be addressed, being able to utilize these autonomous vehicles in the future is still a fascinating prospect. There are some challenges with autonomous vehicles, though, like the potential for them to become hacked or fall into the wrong hands. This is where vehicle security systems from Gatekeeper come in to ensure they’re protected fully while in route.
The hyperloop is a proposed passenger and/ or freight transportation method that utilizes a vacuum sealed and a pod that can travel through it. If it functions as it proposes, the hyperloop could travel around 600 miles per hour, which is much faster than any traditional trains. The technology has started to be developed by various startup companies. This could completely change the way transportation is carried out in the future.
Electronic trains, or otherwise known as drivetrains, are more powerful, efficient, and compact than any fossil-fueled alternatives. They also produce close to no local air emissions. This will allow for a unique combination of efficiency and performance, which is a huge deal for transportation. It also means that huge changes to how cars might look in the near future, requiring us to use even more technologies and precautions to scan the undercarriages of vehicles for security and safety purposes.
It is has become very common for people to purchase far fewer road vehicles today. This has led to collaborative vehicle use, not only through ridesharing apps but also for vehicle sharing services. Services like these are fantastic for getting people around, but it does make identifying the driver of a vehicle harder than ever. Luckily, there are security technologies developed in response, like intelligent vehicle occupant detection technology from Gatekeeper!
Groundbreaking Technologies with Gatekeeper
Gatekeeper Security’s suite of intelligent optical technologies provides security personnel with the tool to detect today’s threats. Our systems help those in the energy, transportation, commercial, and government sectors protect their people and their valuables by detecting threats in time to act. From automatic under vehicle inspection systems, automatic license plate reader systems, to on the move automatic vehicle occupant identifier, we offer full 360-degree vehicle scanning to ensure any threat is found. Throughout 36 countries around the globe, Gatekeeper Security’s technology is trusted to help protect critical infrastructure. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn for updates about our technology and company.