Reinventing the Postal Sector in an Electronic Age, edited by Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer (2011).That’s just what Michael Ravnitzky envisions in an article entitled “Offering sensor network services using the postal delivery fleet.” The paper was presented at the 18th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics, in Porvoo, Finland, in June of 2010. It was also included in the book
Ravnitsky wonders, what if these delivery vehicles were fitted with sensors to collect and transmit information about weather or air pollutants?
As the Postal Service maneuvers through changing modes of communication, are postal delivery trucks positioned to fill a new role of information gathering besides delivering the nation’s mail?