When people think about self-driving cars, they imagine a future where they buy a car that has a “self drive” button that takes them wherever they want to go. But the impact of self-driving technology is likely to be much broader than just driving.
The delivery of packages ordered online can be made much more sustainable: “Unnecessarily large vehicles are essentially transporting air,” says Walther Ploos van Amstel, professor of city logistics at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, on Twinkle. The way he sees it, there are twice as many delivery vans driving around in the city as necessary.
Battery Electric Light Commercial Vehicles (BE-LCVs) can reduce the environmental impacts of Craftsmen and Service (C&S) Enterprises transportation, according to a new study by Erik Figenbaum in Norway. These Enterprises produce vital services, using diesel vehicles for transportation of personnel, tools and materials to worksites, thus contributing to pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
President Juncker has steered the course of action of this Commission towards a Europe that protects. Safety is fundamental to any transport system and must always be the top priority. Thanks to actions at EU, national and local levels, road safety in the EU has greatly improved in recent decades.
Dutch design agency UB18 presents a new innovative logistics concept for flexible cityhub hubs to support sustainable last mile delivery for the cargo bikes and LEVVs. It is a (mobile) hub unit for the delivery of packages for the last-mile delivery.
Tatjana Mirosnicenko won the 2018 KPMG-RSM Sustainability Master Thesis Award for her thesis entitled E-grocery: the effectiveness of content sharing on social media in promoting green slot choice behavior. The MSc graduate was presented the award at the RSM Sustainability Forum 2018, hosted by the Dutch Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).
The European Transport Safety Council has joined with a group of European cities and organisations to call for the introduction of a European direct vision standard for trucks as part of the European Commission’s upcoming revision of the General Safety Regulations and Pedestrian Safety Regulations.
Slow uptake of autonomous vehicles for freight could leave the UK ‘lagging behind other countries and missing the opportunity to reap the benefits of being a market leader in this technology’, according to a report by Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) for the UK Cross River Partnership.
On May 24th, there is a Conference in the European Parliament in Brussels about: ‘Building greener and more liveable cities: the role of zero emission construction sites’. This conference, approved as an official EU Green Week 2018 Partner event, takes a closer look at zero emission construction sites.
Last-minute rerouting, guaranteed deliveries within two-hour windows, drop-offs in places without street addresses. Parcel delivery companies have been talking about all of this for years. That this future has now arrived is no surprise. The million dollar question is who is leading the way… BCG took a close look.