UTCR about crowd shipping: who is willing to do it?

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The rapid emergence of direct-to-home delivery models has quickly changed the spatial and temporal distribution of both individual travelers’ trips and of urban goods movements. A growing number of household and consumer products now being delivered directly to homes rather than being picked up in retail stores.

Last-mile logistics research: a systematic review of literature

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Coincident with the rapid growth of omnichannel retailing, growing urbanization, changing consumer behavior, and increasing focus on sustainability, academic interest in the area of last mile logistics has significantly increased. The influx of research spans multiple disciplines and various methodologies, underlining the complexity and fragmentation of last-mile logistics research, which leads to a lack of …

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 …

Rotterdam (NL) students present results of LEFV-pilot

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From September 2019 up to and including January 2020, students of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences provided the last mile for HoReCa establishments in the inner city of Rotterdam and Schiedam under the name HR Cargo for logistics service provider Nedcargo. The results of a first pilot in 2018 led to an expansion of HR …

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 …