For urban planners, retailers and logistics companies, the growing flow of products from manufacturer to consumer presents new challenges. What is the impact of increasing e-commerce in our European cities? And what can be done to facilitate this transformation of our shopping habits?
Construction site machinery is responsible for a significant amount of air, noise, and climate pollution yet remains unregulated. The development of the EU Clean Vehicles Directive offers an opportunity to address regulation, writes Mark Preston, Policy Assistant at the environmental NGO Bellona, on Euroactiv.
The CART Pitch Event presented by US dunnhumby and Winsight Grocery Business reviewed hundreds of solutions to arrive at the winner: udelv, the first custom-made, public-road autonomous and electric delivery vehicle.
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.
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.
Now that GreenLeft parties haven become the dominant political party in many large Dutch cities, the coalition governments running those cities have made city logistics a priority. City logistics is supposed to take up less public space, use clean electric vehicles, reduce noise, free up sidewalks for pedestrians, cause less damage and – most of …
Imagine, it’s Thursday 14 August 2025. Following a foggy start, the morning sun breaks through on this summer day. You don’t have to work today, so you decide to walk to your favourite café on the corner to have a cup of coffee, preferably on the terrace. On the way there, you picture yourself sitting …
The International Physical Internet Conference 2018 from June 18-22 in Groningen (NL) aims to provide an open forum for researchers, industry representatives, government officials and citizens to together explore, discuss, introduce leading edge concepts, methodologies, recent projects, technological advancements, start-up for Physical Internet implementation.
It’s easy to envision self-driving trucks safely and efficiently carrying shipments down highways. But that’s only part of any product’s journey between manufacturers and customers. How will the new mobility ecosystem handle the whole trip, including last-mile delivery?