Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the logistics sector. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising tracking startups.
Heat Map: 5 Top Tracking Startups
For our 5 top picks, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 interesting examples out of 200 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
Revoolt – Tracking For Customers
The aim of tracking is to make customers aware of the estimated time of arrival of their order. This process includes notifications when the package is on the way, real-time tracking on a map, and rating the experience after the delivery. Spanish startup Revoolt focuses on creating a simple and intuitive application interface that is both visually appealing and operationally efficient for customers. Depending on the status of the order, the system sends notifications to the customers to help them plan collection timing.
Terminal49 – Tracking For Companies
The key focus of tracking for companies lies in evaluating the quality of last-mile delivery and receive reports for efficiency analysis of logistics. This includes tracking orders from the moment they are loaded onto the trucks using real-time tracking of the entire shipment journey up to delivery feedback. US-based startup Terminal49 sends a notification to the company’s associates when deliveries are delayed. While customers receive simple alerts about possible delays, companies receive detailed information about the cause of the issue, the current status of the issue, and access to the exact arrival timing of the shipment.
Urbantz – Tracking & Connection Platform
Direct communications along with simultaneous tracking greatly benefit customers, drivers, and last-mile delivery company representatives to address potential logistics issues. This feature includes seeing the face of the delivery driver, enabling instant messaging, and sending notifications regarding changes in the delivery time. Belgian startup Urbantz creates transparency in the delivery processes by implementing a management platform with a full-cycle tracking board and customer-driver online communication. Their solution enables customers to detect any deviations from the planned delivery timing and directly communicate with the driver about the actual problem.
Highway905 – Deviation Detection System
Deviation detection systems include sending smart alerts to drivers about traffic situation en route, changing the delivery time, location, and receiving alerts about accidents en route, which can lead to changes in delivery timing, requiring instant actions. US-based startup Highway905 offers a dashboard with visibility on last-mile delivery processes, by using a smart feature with a detection system, which predicts delays and deviations from the milestones in the delivery process.
Deliforce – Streamlining Tasks
Streamlining tasks is another solution to allow real-time tracking in last-mile delivery. When observing changes or obstructions in logistics, companies can assign tasks to change the route or add more trucks for efficient delivery. Indian startup Deliforce creates an online task tracking platform for efficient and safe deliveries. Drivers can manage their work by simply completing and taking new orders. To receive proof of order, customers leave digital signatures, so that drivers can continue with the next task.
What About The Other 195 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 5 startups showcased above are promising examples out of 200 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.