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Are we overcoming the obstacles to automated fleets?

Automation is the future of fleet but “significant obstacles stand in the way”, according to global road industry organisation IRU, which held its World Congress in Muscat, Oman this month. Antony Savvas charts a way to try and get there. (more…)

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Micron collaborates with BMW to advance automotive memory technologies

Micron Technology, Inc., an industry provider in innovative memory and storage solutions, reports that it will collaborate with the BMW Group to further advance the development of automotive memory solutions used in vehicles. (more…)

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How autonomous vehicles are driving change for smarter cities

Dr Ingo Stuermer, global engineering director autonomous driving, APTIV says that cities are fast becoming the focus for mobility innovation because mobility is a key determinant of what makes a city liveable and an attractive place to visit. (more…)

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Robots deliver sustainability for the logistics industry

Henry Harris-Burland, vice president of Marketing, Starship Technologies, explains the positive role robots can play in environmental safety and sustainability — arguably the defining issue of our time. (more…)

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New ridehailing business Alto selects Bestmile technology to manage and optimise first-of-its-kind mobility experience

Bestmile, a mobility services platform used to plan, manage, and optimise autonomous and human-driven vehicle fleets, reports that Alto, a new Dallas-based ridehailing business, will launch the first phase of its service next week, with on-demand rides managed by Bestmile’s Mobility Services Platform. (more…)

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Ericsson, Einride and Telia power sustainable, self-driving trucks with 5G

Einride, Ericsson and Telia are putting 5G into motion at a DB Schenker facility in Jönköping, Sweden. The goal is to power an all-electric, autonomous transport ecosystem that takes fleet management to the next level. (more…)

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Why blockchain is a fleet management solution

Blockchain technology is highly secure, because data cannot be lost during interactions, and transparent, as anyone can read what is stored on the ledger. These traits make it well-suited to vehicle fleet management applications and a perfect partner for low power wireless access networks, says Aaron Wagener, COO, MXC Foundation. (more…)

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Hyundai invests in Deep Learning computer vision startup allegro.ai

Hyundai Cradle Tel Aviv, Hyundai Motor’s corporate venturing and open innovation businesses in Israel, announced its strategic investment in allegro.ai, (more…)

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Car makers, service providers need to turn their thinking outside in

Drivers clearly want access to content in their vehicles, but figuring out which and how much content to pull in is entirely dependent on the preferences of each individual driver, according to Michael Deittrick, SVP digital strategy and chief digital officer, DMI. It’s tricky trying to second-guess what customers want, so what’s the alternative? (more…)

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The first and final miles are key to sustainable retail

There are two critical aspects of the logistics process – the first mile and final miles. How efficiently and seamlessly retailers manage these two essential aspects of the supply chain is key to their survival, according to research from Zetes. (more…)

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