The forklift is a long-standing symbol of the warehousing and manufacturing guild, and now, forklifts are being digitalized to create the smart forklift of the future. To do this, the forklift has been newly equipped with multiple IoT sensors for automatic identification, asset tracking, and geolocation using real-time location system (RTLS) sensors. This infrastructure-based RTLS makes the forklift not only location-aware but part of a comprehensive system in which the location and movement of all objects are known in real-time resulting in 12 main advantages of forklifts of the future. The simplest solutions are almost always the best, and this is also true for localization. If you need to track thousands of assets that are being moved from place to place, why not just track those few devices that are moving these assets to know their position? Why invest in thousands of tracking tags and their maintenance if you can track all assets by tracking only those few forklifts moving them?
Read the infographic to see why indirect tracking is an inevitable part of the forklift of the future and the Occam’s razor for asset tracking.
Infographic by: sewio