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February 16th, 2003

Enhancing Package Tracking

This past week, one of my coworkers was anxiously awaiting a package via Airborne Express. He used their online tracking feature to see where the package was, and Friday, it was listed as being in Chicago. Of course, Chicago is a big city – and thus, it could really be anywhere.

When you’re really waiting for a package, though, you might get a little antsy. He had a great idea for an enhancement to package tracking: add a GPS system to each truck, and show the user exactly where the package is. “Hey! My delivery is on State and Wabash!”

Useful? Somewhat, sure. To make it even cooler, show the entire journey of the package on a map. Then you can see that, for some reason, your package went through Akron and Dayton.

Posted in Everyday Life

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