Not only will consumer vehicles benefit from WattUp technology, but there are vast opportunities for commercial vehicles and their IoT components. From smaller pallet shipments to large containers, delivery trucks can keep sensors powered to track their precious cargo’s location and status such as temperature and humidity.
For instance, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, an estimated 30-40 percent of our food is lost as a result of failures along cold chain2 shipments. Ideally, food is refrigerated from harvest to delivery, but when this does not go smoothly, the errors are costly to all parties. Cold chain products are not only limited to food but other important items, such as pharmaceuticals, that can be effected by failed systems. By keeping track of shipments and their temperatures, companies have the opportunity to save money and have better control of their business.