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‘Amazon effect’ and the future of transport: Here’s what you need to know

Ross Gordon, consultant in the Industrial Practice at Odgers Interim, explains what evolving consumer shopping trends mean for the global logistics and transportation industries. (more…)

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How automotive manufacturers can win in the new service economy

Jonathan Smith, senior principal consultant at Expleo Group, writes about how consumers’ demands are shaping every industry including automotive. Many different industries need to work together to deliver transport in the new era. (more…)

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Gaining trust will boost IoT, as well as better integration

Annie Turner talked to David Patek from Neeco Global ICT Services about the progress of asset tracking and where it’s going next. He thinks the arrival of NB-IoT will have a significant impact. (more…)

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New C-V2X is seen as an enhanced ADAS sensor for cost effective and efficient driving

A key reason for cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) development is to meet auto industry demand for autonomous driving technologies. In this context, says Tawhid Khan, consulting director at IHS Markit, C-V2X point-to-point communication is viewed as a wider radio communication sensor, (more…)

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Connected car makers must be uncompromising over the protection of privacy

I don’t know about you, but I’ve come to mistrust the word Smart. Like most overused buzzwords, it now means everything and nothing, says freelance technology writer, Nick Booth. For me Smart is synonymous with Snitch, as smart objects always seem to be reporting on us to people behind banks of monitors. (more…)

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Fuel card integration extends the capabilities of fleet telematics

A fuel card, or fleet card, is a payment card which can be used to pay for fuel such as gasoline, diesel and other fuels at gas stations. The card can be linked either to the driver or the vehicle, or both. As Johan Fagerberg, co-founder of Berg Insight says, a fleet fuel card can only be used at designated locations for specific transportation-related charges. (more…)

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Reality check: Where are we on the road to MaaS adoption?

Rabih Arzouni, chief technology officer for Transport, Fujitsu EMEIA says we’re moving towards consuming services, rather than owning vehicles, faster than we think and that 5G has a key role to play, including in rural areas. (more…)

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Multimodal transport needs leadership in the transport ecosystem to progress

Magnus Gunnarsson, head of Connected Vehicle Business Development & Portfolio at Ericsson talked to Annie Turner about advances in connected cars and the obstacles to making multimodal traffic a reality. (more…)

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A driverless future: the long, bumpy road ahead

Sven Raeymaekers, partner at GP Bullhound, looks at how value is shifting in the value chain for driverless cars and what it means to whom as we move through a change as momentous as the combustion engine replacing the horse and cart. (more…)

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81% of SMEs recognise digitisation boosts output yet most rely on manual processes

Beverly Wise, sales director UK, TomTom Telematics looks at the main findings of new research into small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that use vehicles in the US and EU. (more…)

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