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The Smartest Pick-up Truck on the Road

Techstination feature for Monday, September 7, 2009

The smartest pickup truck on the road. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. Figuring out how to make technology useful isn't always easy. But every once in a while...there's a gee whiz product that hits the market. Take what Ford is doing with what is called RFID technology in its Work Solutions Platform. It includes a full fledged computer built into a pickup truck...that can connect to the Internet...and the RFID technology lets it keep track of whatever tools or equipment are in the bed of the truck. Product manager Bill Frykman...

"Tool Link helps make sure the contractor or skilled trade person has the right tool at the right time when they need it. What we saw is a real issue with tools getting left behind or not having loaded the truck in the morning with the tools and Tool Link helps address that issue."

The computer screen in the truck...tells you what's there....and what isn't. You can find us with archives, interviews and more.... at I'm Fred Fishkin.