Category «Research»

What creates healthy cities?


A high diversity in land use of neighborhoods may be beneficial for the physical and mental health of the inhabitants. If confirmed, this may be incorporated into urban planning, in particular regarding the diversity of green space. This is the conclusion of study amongst 4450 Dutch residents.

Drones: emerging hardware opportunities

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The drone market in recent years has completely changed character. A new report by IDTechEx demonstrates the hype is gone The price wars have also taken their toll with the Chinese winner having forced many to give their hardware (platform) play completely.

PWC: trucking logistics costs will fall by 47 percent by 2030

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Within a few short years, trucking and logistics will be an ecosystem of autonomous vehicles directed by a digitized supply chain, combining driverless, cabless trucks and delivery hubs staffed by robots. But what about the numbers behind these changes? In particular, what do they mean for cost and efficiency in the transport industry that has long …

UPS-GreenBiz US study: the future of fleet electrification

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Attaining environmental benefits and lower cost of ownership are driving more US commercial fleets to electrify, according to a UPS and GreenBiz study. In the “Curve Ahead: The Future of Fleet Electrification” report, industry leaders identify the main motivations and barriers to electrification, as well as strategies to move the commercial electric vehicle market from niche to …

Surflogh Start Conference: Who owns the street?


On November 1st, 2018 there is the Surflogh start Conference in Groningen (NL): “Who owns the street? – Perspectives on urban logistics challenges.” The strong increase in online consumerism, with a 24-hour delivery promise, regularly results in a street full of delivery vans, congestion and multiple, may have a negative impact on the liveability of cities.