A collaboration between Ericsson, Telia and Einride is trialling an autonomous transport ecosystem at a DB Schenker logistics facility in Jönköping, Sweden. This marks the first commercial application of Einride’s autonomous electric transportation (AET) technology in its T-pod driverless vehicle, which will operate continuously at the facility. The Einride T-pod will be supervised by a Read More..
BASF Coatings is launching Auroom, a digital platform for automotive designers to map paint colours onto their models and visualize their appearance and effects. This is said to give a realistic impression of colour proposals at an early stage of the design process, including the effects of sparkling and lightness or colour ‘flop’, giving designers Read More..
Daimler Trucks & Buses has selected Lisbon as the location for its new technology hub – following companies including Volkswagen Group IT and MAN Truck & Bus, and BMW’s Critical TechWorks joint venture, in setting up digital development facilities in Portugal’s capital city. Daimler notes the strength of the digital community there, supported by Read More..
The Future Transportation team of Mercedes-Benz Vans has developed an AI and computer vision-powered cargo sensor system. CoROS (Cargo Recognition and Organization System) is intended to optimize deliveries for logistics businesses by automating cargo management, decreasing the need for package handling, and improving delivery times. CoROS, as fitted in a new Sprinter, uses an array Read More..
French carmaker PSA Group plans to sell its remaining 25 pc stake in Gefco, its former logistics subsidiary. The carmaker said in a statement that “Gefco’s operational performance and the diversification of its client portfolio no longer [make] it necessary for [PSA Group] to have a minority stake in the capital.” Once its exclusive owner, PSA Read More..
Robert Bosch and MAN receive German logistics awards
Volkswagen has launched a digital logistics platform to improve communication and cooperation between its car plants, suppliers and trucking companies. “Discovery,” as the platform is called, will improve communication efficiency and reduce the number of errors that show up when data are shared, the automaker said. “We are using the possibilities provided by digital change Read More..
Manufacturing automation has in recent years reached a high degree of maturity, butÂ production logistics has not kept pace. As a result, improvements in manufacturing efficiency havenâ€™t been as high as they could be. â€œItâ€™s becoming clear that thereâ€™s pent-up demand for the automation of production logistics,â€ said Thomas Stoeckel, founder and co-CEO of nextLAP, a Read More..
MAN is investing 8.5 million dlrs in a Silicon Valley start-up to improve cargo planning for trucking companies. The German truckmaker, which is part of the Volkswagen Group, said the move will give it an active role in shaping the digital transformation of the industry. It will also help it gain experience in digitized logistics Read More..
ZF has developed a bluetooth-enabled tagging system that will let logistics companies monitor the state ofÂ cargo that is being transported. The automotive supplierâ€™s â€œdeTAGtive logisticsâ€ software will enhance ZFâ€™s fleet management platform, which is marketed by its Openmatics division. The new software can document details of sensitive transports, using so-called deTAGtive tags, bluetooth-enabled battery-powered Read More..