TomTom: these are the most congested cities

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Covering 416 cities across 57 countries on 6 continents, the TomTom Traffic Index ranks urban congestion worldwide and provides free access to city-by-city information. Drivers, developers, automakers and governmental authorities, can use the index to help tackle traffic-related challenges.

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 …

Design city logistics for new residential neighbourhoods

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The Dutch city of Utrecht announces that the new Merwede-district will be car-free. The City of Amsterdam strives for a complete car-less city. Also international, cities go for car-free of car-less. But, if you don’t think about city logistics in advance, the sidewalks will soon be full of delivery vans. For the new-build district Merwede, …

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 …

World Economic Forum about the future of the last-mile ecosystem

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Growing demand for e-commerce delivery will result in 36% more delivery vehicles in inner cities by 2030, leading to a rise in both emissions and traffic congestion without effective intervention. Without effective intervention, urban last-mile delivery emissions and traffic congestion are on track to increase by over 30% in the top 100 cities globally.

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.