A fleet manager’s most important tool is probably his routing software. Also known as route optimization software, this tool organizes vehicles and routes as well as drivers taking into account the location of a customer and the availability of vehicles.
Routing software saves time by taking care of all these tasks instantly and quickly adapting plans to changing situations.
But before there was Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, fleet managers had to do all this manually.
It made for a tedious task prone to human error. It is incredible that a software can analyze a situation from different angles and make decisions on the go.
This is one technological innovation that is extremely underappreciated for its power to fundamentally change how different industries function and connecting people in different ways.
The Impact of Routing Software on Industries
Initially, routing software was intended for delivery service providers to use. But it has since spread its influence to other industries, some of which do not even have delivery as a function.
Millions of consumers enjoy same-day delivery when they order products. This modern-day convenience is a direct result of maximum efficiency routing systems powered by AI and Big Data.
This innovation has made e-commerce such a huge industry by giving shoppers more convenience than ever.
Routing software is useful in the heavy transport industry where it tells drivers the best routes to take for their size of their vehicle and its weight.
Industries like construction, water treatment, gas stations, and restaurants all leverage routing software to reach customers better.
Because deliveries are so ubiquitous, there are many types of routing software available. Every business owner needs to choose routing software suited to their unique needs.
Medium-sized businesses might not use the same routing software as a trucking company.
Why AI Matters so much for Routing Software
With e-commerce came a need to deliver goods faster and more trucks were needed on the road. But in order to maximize profits, there was a need to improve efficiency because e-commerce businesses were willing to pay more for faster delivery services.
This was how Artificial Intelligence became so essential for delivery companies and routing software. AI brought in the intelligent brains needed to sift through large amounts of data to come up with the best routes for delivery. This in turn enhanced customer experience in a way that would not have been possible without AI.
Because of AI, all routing softwares are capable of monitoring drivers as well as planning the most efficient routes.
With smart systems, the routing software can also adapt to cope with unforeseen circumstances like sudden traffic jams.
When you consider the implications of routing software powered by Artificial Intelligence, it is hardly surprising that this innocuous piece of community has changed the world.
Big ecommerce companies like Amazon are not satisfied. They want to do even better. The system can be adapted for use with self-driving cars for greater efficiency.
The transportation of goods and people across the world is growing more and more efficient. The best is yet to come.
Spotify Premium Subscribers to Pay more
Spotify customers have received an email about a hike in Premium plan prices. The new prices will affect customers on Student plans as well as Family and Duo plans who live in Europe. In the US, their Family plan will be more expensive.
The Family plan will be subject to the biggest price increases. Customers under the Premium Family plan enjoy six accounts at a rate of £14.99/€14.99/$14.99 a month. This is a lot cheaper per account departed to individual premium plans. The new rate will be £16.99/€17.99/$15.99.
Under the new plans, customers will pay an additional £24/€36/$12 each year. According to Spotify, the new pricing plans are meant to allow them to continue bringing in more content and features for families and individuals.
IN Europe and the United Kingdom, customers on their Premium Duo and Premium Student plans will pay an extra £1/€1 every month. They are going up to £13.99/€12.99 and £5.99/€5.99 respectively.
The company is offering current subscribers one more month at current prices. This means that they will begin paying the new prices from June. This includes customers who are on free trials. They will pay the current prices for their first month on a paid plan. But new subscribers will have to pay the new prices immediately.
The price increments are marginal, but they will probably make some customers consider making a switch.
Companies like Apple Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, and Deezer all have similar prices for similar products and don’t seem to be planning on a price hike any time soon. Learn more about the alternatives here.
Spotify Premium customers are on a rolling contract, which means that they can go to their account settings at any time and cancel their plans.
Spotify recently announced that it was coming out with a new HiFi tier. The company is developing a new product – the Car Thing streaming device.
Learn how to Delete Duplicated WhatsApp Videos and Pictures
WhatsApp has just introduced a new storage management tool that allows users to get rid of duplicated files easily.
The new storage management system has already been deployed globally allowing WhatsApp users worldwide to get rid of duplicated videos and images.
WhatsApp has designed a new storage management system that identifies videos and images that were shared repeatedly and over time.
WhatsApp originally stored everything from individual chats and analyzed text messages, videos, and photos transmitted by users in detail.
Users were allowed to delete these items to make more phone storage available. Now, WhatsApp can use its new storage management system to recognize the photos and videos that show up repeatedly and put them in organize them according to the storage they occupy.
The tool also lists photos, files, and videos according to file size, and forwarded multiple times.
Users are now in a position to preview the selected lists and deleting them either piece by piece or in bulk.
WhatsApp will also notify users whenever their phones are about to run out of storage for new media files and messages.
After receiving the new update, you will be able to go to the WhatsApp settings, tap ‘Storage and Data,’ select ‘Manage Storage’ to access the new storage management system.
WhatsApp now displays a bar graph of the storage in use by WhatsApp. The new tool categorizes videos and images under ‘larger than 5MB’ and ‘forwarded many times.’
You will be able to review the selections and delete items by storage space.
This new storage management system will enable WhatsApp users to open up storage in their phones. The tool will prove useful for smartphone users, particularly the ones who struggle with storage space on their phones.
Here’s how to Video Chat on Tinder
Recently, Tinder introduced the ability to video call your matches, which is a perfect feature for pandemic-era dating. Find out more about the so-called ‘Face to Face:’
The coronavirus pandemic completely interrupted the world of dating as we knew it. Millions of people worldwide and in the UK suddenly could not socialize with anyone who was not already part of their household, making meeting a new person and sparking a connection next to impossible.
It began over the summer when infection rates began to change, albeit at a safe social distance. Now that several European countries are in lockdown again, dating is once again off the cards.
Popular dating app Tinder has responded to this new challenge with a new feature called Face to face which allows people to video call matches and enjoy a virtual date.
Continue reading if you want to know how to get started.
How Tinder Video Chats Work
In this tutorial, we start with the assumption that you already have a match that you want to video call. If this isn’t true for you, you can go back to swiping and find someone you want to match.
- Open the Google Play or App Store and make sure you have the latest version of the app installed.
- Open the Tinder app and look for your matches through the speech bubble icon found on the screen top.
- Under ‘Messages’ or ‘New Matches,’ tap on the person you want to video call.
- On the screen top right, tap on the icon ‘Face to Face,’ which appears like a camcorder.
- In the appearing window, tap on the toggle, meaning your interest is Face to Face, and tap ‘Done.’
- You’ll have to request your match to follow the same steps. Face to Face only works when both parties agree to video chat.
- The parties have to show their interest, and a text will appear indicating the unlocking of Face to Face.
- When you tap the icon, it prompts you to agree to the ground rules.
- First, preview what your match should see before tapping ‘call.’
- When you want to end the call, like with other video calling apps, tap on the red ‘End’ button.
- Once you end the call, you’ll be prompted to say whether you want to Face to Face again. Don’t worry. Your match won’t see your answer.
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