The U.S. Postal Service will deploy 225,000 units of mobile devices for letter carriers as USPS looks for opportunities in connected vehicles and the Internet of Things, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.
Randy Miskanic, USPS’ acting chief information officer, told the station the Postal Service wants the devices to transmit information to the sender and receipt of packages in real time.
USPS awarded a $250 million contract to Honeywell for new mobile delivery devices, Jason Miller reports.
Miskanic told Federal News Radio the devices have features for data scanning, tracking, customizable applications and route deviations.
“It allows us a lot of opportunities to consider what is next for the future as we look to vehicles and the Internet of Things,” Miskanic told the station.
He said the IoT technology could help seize data throughout the delivery chain, Federal News Radio reports.