June 18 – 5 Key Stories From The Digital World

By June 18, 2019 Insight

1. Domino’s will start robot pizza deliveries in Houston this year

  • Nuro’s vehicles are specially designed to optimize the food delivery experience, which makes them a valuable partner in our autonomous vehicle journey
  • Pizza delivery is one of the most common applications for last-mile deliveries, and Domino’s is one of the biggest companies in the business, delivering about 3 million pizzas per day
  • Nuro doesn’t have to worry about its cargo getting annoyed by a slow ride, so its cars stick to low speeds—currently under 25 miles per hour—to minimize the chances of a serious accident

2. MIT researchers engineer “cyborg” plants for motion-tracking and sending notifications

  • use plants for sensing and display — the two essential elements that complete an interaction loop
  • researchers suggest this functionality could be used to send people notifications, in effect turning the plant into a display
  • suggest that with this functionality, the plant could be an inconspicuous motion sensor, sending an alert to people when it detected intruders or wayward pets

3. Capturing value in machinery and industrial automation as market dynamics change

  • players are preparing themselves to be best positioned to claim a share of the additional value expected to be created by digital manufacturing solutions, which we estimate will double to €32 billion worldwide by 2025
  • disruptive trend of digitization also attracts new players to participate in the market, especially in the space of software, platforms, and application providers
  • By player type, revenue growth has ranged from 3.7 percent all the way to 6.7 percent, with margins trending up for some and down for others. Geographically, demand shifts in one region are affecting production in others

4. The Rise Of Virtual Care: Key Takeaways From Forrester’s New Wave™

  • Virtual care is about to hit a major tipping point — in 2020, investments in virtual care are expected to outpace those in traditional care delivery
  • As customer journeys become more fragmented, interoperability becomes paramount for sharing data and ensuring patient safety
  • As patients seek more guidance virtually, patient self-triage is an area for continued investment

5. Automatic Checkouts Will Affect More Than Store Operations

  • Rising mobile and automatic checkout technologies step-change the type of information about product and basket sales
  • As lines disappear, categories depending on displays around cashiers will strategically target other dwell spots
  • While sending offers and solutions on the phone will become ever-more personalized, the spots where ads are targeted also look likely to shift