Category «Business»

Parcel deliveries and parking: potential for improving productivity

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Recent growth in e-commerce has impacted the distribution of parcel deliveries in cities, with residential deliveries accounting for a rapidly growing share of urban freight movement. Through field observation and development of a simulation model, a study by UTRC aims to investigate the characteristics of parcel delivery activity in a heavily residential area of Manhattan, …

Velove introduces Velovers: trained and certified cargo bike couriers

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To make the shift from van-based to e-cargobike-based last-mile delivery easier, Velove introduced Velovers: trained and certified e-cargobike couriers. Swedish Velove developed an award-winning e-cargo bike, the Armadillo, and a containerized last-mile delivery solution for this purpose. This solution is more productive, energy-efficient and city-friendly than any type of van for small parcel delivery in urban …

Traffic data: the key to effective road traffic management

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Floating car data (FCD) is commonly used to derive historic travel times on individual roads, as well as evaluate traffic data algorithms. FCD, which is GPS data obtained from navigation devices and applications, provides a vehicle’s location and speed to feed live automated traffic management systems with essential information. TomTom’s Nick Cohn writes about it on …

Fleet Europe: Here’s how last mile will innovate in 2020

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Last-mile innovation is necessary. E-commerce continues to grow rapidly, technological innovation is enabling new solutions, and consumers are getting used to all sorts of high-tech delivery methods. So, what are the innovations in last-mile in 2020 according to Fleet Europe? Here are a few of the US pilots, products, and services that are being piloted already, or …

Valeo is unveiling its autonomous electric delivery vehicle at CES2020

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As an automotive supplier specialized in developing electric, autonomous and connected vehicle technologies, Valeo is presenting its autonomous, electric delivery droid prototype, Valeo eDeliver4U, at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Valeo developed the technology in partnership with Meituan Dianping, China’s leading e-commerce platform for services, which operates popular food delivery service Meituan Waimai. 

Dutch Picnic: Milkman 2.0

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The milk float, a home-delivery service that evolved from horse-drawn carriages to early electric vehicles, belongs firmly in the past. Or does it? Amsterdam-based e-groceries company Picnic had revived the milkman concept, but with a modern flourish. Bloomberg reports about it.

UPS plans for private home drone delivery by 2021

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UPS expects to expand private home drone delivery by 2021. UPS vice president Bala Ganesh said to Yahoo Finance UPS is working with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on what’s called an integration pilot program or IPP. Three key guidelines are coming together that will pave the way to …

HelloFresh: leaner and centralized last-mile delivery management

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At a conference in Brussels, Thomas Stroo, the head of logistics at delivery startup HelloFresh, highlighted the company’s success in creating a lean and centralized supply chain that can be micro-controlled from the farmer to the consumer’s kitchen. HelloFresh delivers over 80 million meals each month. In the Benelux region, HelloFresh runs 600 refrigerated delivery vans.