The European Commission has published its Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy with an Action Plan involving 82 initiatives that should guide transport policies in Europe for the next four years. The strategy also includes transport industry transition targets by 2030, 2035, and 2050.
The 2020 pandemic highlighted the importance of end-to-end supply chain visibility. Where were all the products missing from store shelves? Answering that question required visibility to the physical location, status, and condition of the product in motion. Visibility is more easily achieved within the four walls of a production or distribution facility; once a product is out …
Road transport is responsible for 50 percent of oil consumption worldwide and increasing. The IEA Key World Energy Statistics (KWES) is an introduction to energy statistics, providing top-level numbers across the energy mix, from supply and demand to prices and research budgets, including outlooks, energy indicators, and definitions.
In the logistics sector, uncertainty about a rapid economic recovery dominates. Dutch ABN Amro is predicting about a 7 percent drop in freight volumes in 2020. Other analyzes predict a 10 to 20 percent drop. How do transport companies survive? The COVID-19 crisis has taught that it revolves around three things: data, data, and data.
Unprecedented opportunities and challenges shape the future of mobility of people and the transportation of cargo. New technologies including vehicle and system automation, connected driving, and electric propulsion, as well as shared-economy based, information system supported and data-driven services, pose endless possibilities.
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released an analysis of the impacts of e-commerce trends on the trucking industry, including the challenges and opportunities that more regionalized retail supply chains and the proliferation of urban last mil deliveries have presented.
It is challenging to design and operate construction sites within space-constrained urban areas. Urban construction sites are often located in close proximity to public streets and roads with a high traffic volume, and a high share of vulnerable road users.
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 …
Technological innovations to tackle challenges in city logistics are being developed, tested and applied all over the world. A clash between fast changes and slow structures per square meter. During the Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology Conference in Rotterdam (NL), October 2-5, 2018 the second day will focus on city logistics.
A new report by the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme ‘Big data in Transport: Research opportunities, challenges, and limitations’ identifies and examines various societal and ethical issues that are relevant to the production of, access to, linking of and re-use of big data in the transport sector.