From American Shipper--
Belgian researchers developing new container tracking technology
iMinds focuses on the development of wireless communications networks and their application to industry. iMinds researcher Ingrid Moerman heads the Control and Management of Constrained Devices teams (COMACOD) where the plan is to build sensors that would more accurately track the position of individual containers.
The sensors would work in tandem with GPS. The research is particularly targeting the tracking of empty containers, which Moerman acknowledged “often become lost when not in use — creating huge costs for freight companies.”
Moerman has done previous work in the container tracking technology industry, according to the article, using low-power wireless networks to power basic track and trace systems.