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Hype Cycle for Transportation and Travel Technologies, 2004

Published: 28 July 2004

ID: G00121166

Analyst(s): Michele Cantara, Ray Wagner , Phillip Redman, Jim Tully, Jeff Woods, Nick Jones , Donna Scott , Vic Wheatman, Andrew White , Mark James Riseley, Robert L. Goodwin, Rafe John Graham Ball, Ted Chamberlin , Frank Buytendijk


Despite economic turmoil and declining air travel revenue, the transportation industry will continue to introduce important new technologies through 2007, such as RFID, Web cargo portals, online travel shopping services and possibly biometrics.

Table Of Contents
  • Management Summary
  • Hype Cycle for Transportation and Travel Technologies, 2004
  • On the Rise
    • Smart Dust
    • Real-Time Infrastructure
    • Trading Grid
    • RFID Warehouse Management Systems
    • Micro Fuel Cells
    • Portable Radiation Detectors
    • Item-Level RFID
  • At the Peak
    • Automated Manifest System
    • Cargo Portals
    • Container-Level RFID
    • Case and Pallet-Level RFID
    • Driver Load Matching
    • Onboard Internet Access
    • Dashboards/Scorecards
    • Fleet Vehicle Tracking
    • E-Brochures for Package Tours
    • Transportation Management Suites
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Dynamic Packaging
    • XACML
    • Biometrics
    • Web Services Systems Integrators Adoption
    • Recommendation Engines
    • Application Service Providers
    • Wi-Fi Hotspots
    • Wireless Data Traveler Journey Support Services
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Common Use Self-Service Check-In Kiosks
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Revenue Management (Yield Management)
    • Bar Code Warehouse Management Systems
    • Less Than Truckload Package Tracking
    • Transportation Routing and Scheduling
  • Conclusions
  • Hype Cycle for Transportation Technologies, 2003
  • Hype Cycle Phase Definitions
  • Benefit Rating and Maturity Level Definitions
  • Acronym Key

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