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    Hyundai Glovis deploys robots at Asan and Ulsan as Korean giant takes first step towards smart logistics, machines will construct packaging and place parts


    Hyundai Kia’s logistics division, Hyundai Glovis, has automated the packaging of semi-knockdown components at its logistics centres in Asan and Ulsan, South Korea. The move is the first step in a wider company initiative to increase productivity through the introduction of smart logistics.

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    Ericsson 5G tech on trial in Einride T-pod autonomous truck


    Image: DB Schenker 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 ...

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    BASF launches digital platform for visualizing paint colours, digitised Lean Lab concept


    Image: BASF Coatings 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 ...

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    Daimler Trucks & Buses sets up technology hub in Lisbon, follows VW and BMW on the innovation trail to the Portuguese capital


    Image: Radu Bercan/ 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. ...

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    Mercedes-Benz Vans adds AI to last-mile logistics


    Shining star. The MB Vision Urbanetic concept premiered at the Hannover Commercial Show 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 ...

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    PSA to sell remaining stake in logistics unit


    French carmaker PSA Group plans to sell its remaining 25 pc stake in Gefco, its former logistics subsidiary.

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    Digital logistics help Bosch and MAN win VDA award


    MAN was recognized for its 'ConMa' empty-container optimization software, which it developed within eight months (Photo: MAN) Robert Bosch and MAN Truck & Bus were dual winners of this year’s VDA Logistics Award, with digital logistics solutions in intra-logistics and empty container scheduling, respectively. It is the first time ...

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    VW launches digital logistics platform


    VW's logistics operations are increasingly using digital systems. Some workers receive information through smartwatches. (Photo: VW) 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 ...

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    Production logistics next in line for digital overhaul


    An autonomous tugger train supplies assembly logistics at a BMW plant in Dingolfing, Germany (photo: BMW) Manufacturing automation has in recent years reached a high degree of maturity, but production logistics has not kept pace. As a result, improvements in manufacturing efficiency haven’t been as high as they could ...

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    Truck maker MAN makes investment in Silicon Valley start-up


    As part of VW's digitization strategy, all  new MAN trucks will be online from 2017 (Photo: MAN) 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 ...

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    ZF adds cargo checking to Openmatics platform


    In future, ZF won't just connect vehicles, but also freight (Photo: ZF) ZF has developed a bluetooth-enabled tagging system that will let logistics companies monitor the state ofcargo that is being transported. The automotive supplier’s “deTAGtive logistics” software will enhance ZF’s fleet management platform, which is marketed by its ...

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    automotiveIT Forum - Production and Logistics


    (Photo: Siemens) The automotiveIT Group is hosting its annual automotiveIT Forum - Logistics and Production - during the Hanover Trade Fair on on April 27. The forum looks at how Industry 4.0 is transforming car building through the introduction of new systems, concepts, robotics, networking and other manufacturing technologies. ...

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    Study: Big data slow to take hold in transportation industry


    PwC warns that, without big data analysis, logistics companies will lose competitiveness (Photo: Toll Collect) Transportation and logistics companies are slow to implement big data and business intelligence tools, according to a study by consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers. Only 19 pc of companies surveyed are using the technologies as part of ...

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    Point of view: A need for connected logistics!


    Hilmar Dunker is editor in chief of automotiveIT, Germany The manufacturing industry, including the world's automakers and suppliers, has been putting in a lot of effort to improve production processes through the introduction of new, connected, technologies. "Industry 4.0," which involves the networking of machinery and processes, is on ...

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    Inrix, PTV cooperate on smart-city mobility


    Inrix offers a wide range of traffic data services (Photo: Inrix) PTV and Inrix plan to work together to provide modeling software to address mobility issues in smart cities. PTV, a Germany-based logistics software group, and Inrix, a provider of real-time traffic information, said the cooperation will combine PTV's ...

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    Mercedes-Benz consolidates logistics, production systems


    Daimler’s production and logistics consolidation started at its Rastatt plant. The whole project will be concluded globally in 2020 (Photo: Daimler) Mercedes-Benz is moving ahead systematically with the modernization of its factories and that involves a consolidation of production and logistics systems. Those systems are the key to maintaining the ...

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    Audi's new logistics center: Saving 500 tons of CO2 a year


    Audi needed better logistics managements to deal with an increase in model variations (Photo: Audi) Audi said its new 34 million euro logistics center in Neckarsulm, Germany, can save up to 500 tons of CO2 a year. The premium carmaker, a member of the Volkswagen Group, said the new building ...

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    Logistics companies have trouble with new European import law


    A BLG, Germany, storage facility (Photo: Tag der Logistik 2010) Logistics companies are slow in implementing systems to comply with Europe’s new Import Control System (ICS), according to a consultants ”˜study. Market analysis conducted by German consultants Nielsen+Partner showed that many transportation companies have not adapted their logistics processes to ...

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    German supplier Rehau tests RFID gate


    Rehau uses an RFID scanner to identify bumpers German supplier Rehau is testing a prototype of an RFID gate as part of a government-supported project called the RFID-based Automotive Network (RAN). The project aims to improve warehousing and logistics operations in the auto industry through the use of RFIDs. Tagged ...

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    VW Logistics automates contract management


    Volkswagen Logistics has adopted a new contract management system, cuContract, made by Circle Unlimited. Before adopting the system, the German carmaker’s logistics arm used a decentralized database. Contracts would first have to be scanned before being entered into this database. VW Logistics decided on cuContract because the system can easily ...