(06/08/14) Recently, "Salvamento Marítimo” (the Spanish marine search and rescue department) has launched the mobile application Safetrx to track boats’ courses. Most rescue operations in charge of this department are due to recreational boats, and this application aims to predict emergency situations while offering tracking navigation to family and friends: if the vessel should arrive to a place at a given time, and it has not been reached it, then “Salvamento Marítimo” will be put on alert.
In terms of planning for the sea, it implies a certain degree of uncertainty due to the changing state of the sea, wind, etc.. But everyone knows that planning is essential for safety; it is one of the first issues taught in nautical schools. GPS and other devices on the boats help on this task.
As for the monitoring of ships, so far, you could also use theAIS system, as it is required for larger vessels, which allows you to follow the route of vessels from a web page. The novelty of Safetrx is the active monitoring by rescue authorities of citizens sailing trips.
Good news to start the holiday season for those of us who like to enjoy the sea. Hopefully this initiative can be extended to other sports such as hiking and mountaineering, for the safety of all.
(22/05/14) Is is now possible to plan delivery routes using maps of Argentina. The road network of Argentina is divided in national routes or highways (accounting for a total of 38.000km), provincial routes (with 192.000km of length) and municipal ones (with around 400.000km of road).
The inclusion of Argentina has been an important step for us, but it won't be the only one. We will shortly have news about new American and European countries being added to the already available cartography (Spain, Portugal and Argentina).
(09/05/2014) From May 10th to 18th comes again the flower time, the great festival of Girona. Newronia as local company, wants to participate in this event. This year it has selected a photo of the thyme, a very familiar plant, with amounts of medicinal properties, accessible to all .... and with a simple, little flower, but of great beauty.
It is the best time to visit Girona: neither too hot nor too cold. However, you have to plan well the visit because of the risk of overcrowding.
Optimization tools based on artificial intelligence will be essential to meet this challenge. The technology is there. The issue is how to use them.
(07/04/2014) This week has taken place Smartgreeens 2014 congress where they have shown different advances in energy management in what is known as the Smart Grid. This term refers to the management of the power energy distribution network in an intelligent way, incorporating and managing renewable energy with the ultimate goal of improving the energy use (energy efficiency) and become all of us a more sustainable society.
While the goal is laudable, it is true that the last news regarding price per hour of electricity, as the result of such intelligent demand management, continues to be a concern for the citizen who can not cope with all the information at their disposal to improve their consumption.
Examples of this has been a proposal to combine solar panels in homes with electric vehicle loads (both for a single or a collective set of houses), the location of a charging electric vehicle "equidistant" to a group housing, optimum utilization of appliances depending on pricing. The results presented at the conference correspond to experiments in pilot European cities. Hopefully such tools will be available to everyone .
(15/02/2014) Today we celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the official foundation of the company. However, if we go back in time to the moment we started to work towards this end, we can count more than 4 years. In 2010, during the economic crisis, we set out this adventure. We have made the leap from academia to business, and
Obviously, we have also helped our customers and partners in the process of optimizing their services, resulting in a mutual win.
We started with the route optimization engine Plan It!. Now we have the Routing Reparto product to optimize routes online. Along the way we have developed various projects for our clients, all related to our experience: the intelligent optimization.
Our team is key in this process. In 2014 and future years, we face the challenge of growing.
Thanks to all!