Roxo, The FedEx SameDay Bot, has been busy! The delivery bot recently completed its most advanced set of trials yet in Manchester, New Hampshire. Further development and tests are being scheduled for test delivery of retail items. Check out Roxo in action!
Innovation is vital for a business to establish a competitive advantage. Putting it to work is another challenge in itself, however, and success often comes only after a protracted period of trial and error.
Take CLP’s digital solutions platformSmart Energy Connect (SEC) as an example. Its ability to rebound from the setbacks it encountered in offering an indoor air quality solution provides a useful lesson in the value of persistence.
Leveraging GIS and airborne remote sensing expertise for collaborative data sharing
MAPPS honored Tetra Tech at their 2020 Geospatial Excellence Awards with an award in the GIS/IT/Remote Sensing Analysis category for our work on the Sunoco Pennsylvania Pipeline Project, also known as the Mariner East 2 Pipeline project.
By John Saw, EVP of Advanced & Emerging Technologies
Farming, it is the most important job on our planet, and it is an industry with massive potential for generating and using raw data. Yet few industries have been as limited by data connectivity. With 5G, that is changing. All around the world farmers are embracing wireless technology, finding better ways to feed and sustain the planet.
This week, we announced a collaboration between Snohomish County, the 5G Open Innovation Lab and our partners to create a state-of-the-art agriculture technology field lab at two farms in rural Washington. It’s called the Food Resiliency Project and it’s funded by the CARES Act with the goal to bring together farmers, distributors and technology companies to transform the agriculture industry and improve food resiliency.
The Northern Virginia Technology Council’s (NVTC) annual Tech 100 list recognizes individuals and companies that drive technology innovation, implement new solutions for their customers, and lead growth in the Washington, DC region. The 2020 honorees featured Booz Allen, along with fellow innovators and leaders across the region, with awards presented for the first time in a virtual format in December.
A commitment to solving tough problems and shaping the future
Philadelphia repurposed a road exclusively for bicycles and pedestrians as a temporary shared use facility for outdoor exercise and alternative transportation.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia officials closed 4.3 miles of a city street to vehicle traffic, reserving it exclusively for bicycles and pedestrians.
Repurposing Martin Luther King Jr. Drive – located along a narrow wooded stretch between the Schuylkill River and Schuylkill Expressway from Falls Bridge to Eakins Oval – opened the four-lane roadway for people who were eager to get outside and safely take a stroll or casual bike ride while maintaining adequate social distancing.
Where to Focus, Common Challenges & Consequences of Non-Compliance
In these "new normal" days, environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance isn’t the sole concern of most businesses—it’s just one part of running a healthy and productive company. But compliance is still an absolute must in order to run a safe and effective business, and EHS managers are faced with the daunting task of managing regulatory compliance across multiple facilities and functions, often without a lot of resources and now likely virtual in some capacity. As we look at this new year, it's a great time to refocus and revisit your "pre-COVID" initiatives and goals.