Platooning: Japan looks to put automated truck convoys on road in 3 years

Tokyo, March 19, 2017.-  The Japanese government aims to have columns of synchronized driverless vehicles following a human-operated one on a major highway in fiscal 2020 — an innovation expected to relieve shortages of truck drivers.

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UE:”Building a European Data Economy”

Brussels, March 9, 2017.- The new oil is the data. This phrase is becoming more and more real. Transport and logistics companies are, every day, more aware of controlling and managing all the information around each order. For this reason, we bring here the latest regulation of the European Union on data economy and three very interested videos with business forums that analyze the competitive advantages of the new black gold: data in a hyperconnected Internet society.

The European Commission adopted a Communication on building a European data economy on 10 January 2017, based on the conclusions of the Communication on data-driven economy (2014).

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Uncertainties in the #SupplyChain industry are less with trend analysis

Germany, February 21, 2017. The best way to deal with the uncertainties of an economic year is to read the reports and analysis of sector trends. This is what All Things Supply Chain has done that has published its particular vision on Supply Chain and Logistics Trends in 2017:

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#Logistics 4.0: The transportation and logistics TMS speeds up any #digital transformation process

Barcelona, February 9, 2017 –  The transport and logistics operators are currently starting to manage the changes required to introduce digital transformation inside their daily processes, a phenomenon similar to the electrification of economy. Digitalization is a general-purpose technology that helps enhancing competitiveness and reducing costs in any industry.   In the transportation and logistics sector, this transformation is known as “Logistics 4.0”, namely Big Data, Analytics, implementation of the Internet in more and more devices of the chain (IoT), Open Data, real-time connectivity (5G Mobile networks, Urban Wi-Fi, home and industrial fiber, new Bluetooth standard), Augmented reality, Drones, Virtual reality, etc. 

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Distribute goods with drones from flying warehouses?.Amazon has filed the patent

Seattle (USA), January 18, 2017.-According to the american media, Amazon is exploring the use of giant airships to serve as mobile, flying warehouses that could help the online retail giant deliver more of its goods by drone.You might already be familiar with Amazon’s drone delivery service, which recently received a demo in Britain for the first time. But the idea for a fleet of large airships, disclosed in filings to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, expand on those ambitions dramatically.

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