VDL Steelweld, TNO Automotive and e-groceries prvider Picnic will jointly develop a new electrical last-mile vehicle. The project is called DUELL: Development of an Urban E-truck for Last-mile Logistics. In 2020 the vehicle must go into production.
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.
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.
The past months, 20 URBACT Action Planning Networks, 200 European cities are wrapping up 2 years of common work and introducing their results to a broader audience. Inspired by European exchanges, each city developed Integrated Action Plans based on the URBACT method. The plan brings together different facets of the issue – social, economic and environmental.
UPS announced it plans to deploy 50 plug-in electric delivery trucks that will be comparable in acquisition cost to conventional-fueled trucks without any subsidies. This is an industry first that is breaking a key barrier to large scale fleet adoption.
It is an inspiring dream image of the future, but also a vision that is slowly turning into reality. The use of human-powered vehicles in urban distribution is increasing, but how should we adapt the city to accommodate these newcomers?
Since October 2017, NexTrust has been trialling a sustainable commercial delivery arrangement for chilled products and fresh produce in the centre of London. The pilot aims to consolidate multiple deliveries of these products onto fully electric refrigerated (1 to 5◦C) vehicles to reduce congestion and toxic emissions in London.
The ConCoord City Logistics Game is a six-player game designed as part of the ConCoord project. The project focuses on Consolidation and Coordination of urban freight distribution flows, that are currently fragmented. By consolidating these fragmented volume flows in City Hubs, a physical space where freight can be delivered and bundled again for delivery in …
The Final 50 Feet program looks at methods to improve delivery and the last 50 feet of the supply chain, such as loading areas, traffic control and street design. The urban freight lab will pilot low-cost and high-value actions to optimize operations of goods.
The SUCCESS project targeted the construction industry as a sector with a major impact on city logistics which has an un-exploited potential of improvement as regards the efficiency of trips associated with the delivery of goods, waste and service in EU cities. The SUCCESS project goal is to provide tools and answers to the challenges …