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  • European transport commissioner wants digital cooperation

    March 22, 2017

    Violeta Bulc, the European commissioner for transport, has urged the finished vehicle logistics sector to work with the European Commission and EU member states to push for legislative reforms and policies to support better use of developing technologies. Speaking at an event marking the 20th anniversary of the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) in …

  • At 20 years old, ECG invests in a digital future 

    March 22, 2017

    The Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has celebrated its 20th anniversary with an event this week at the Autoworld museum in Brussels, attended among others by European commissioner for transport, Violeta Bulc. Since March 1997, the association has represented the common interests of vehicle logistics companies at a European level both to regulators and lawmakers in Brussels, …

  • FVL conference 2017: Live poll results

    March 14, 2017

    Live polling conducted at the Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference revealed mixed sentiments on the economy, what technology to invest in and visibility in the sector                                                         …

  • FVL conference: Will big outbound visions ever happen in real-time?

    March 14, 2017

    The eighth annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference discussed lots of potential for connected car and in-vehicle technology to transform transport and tracking. However, uncertainties over which technology to focus on, as well as regulatory and economic questions, may hold back important software and hardware updates. Marcus Williams reports from Huntington Beach, California. Gareth …

  • Volvo Trucks demonstrates on-highway platooning in California 

    March 14, 2017

    Volvo Trucks and the University of California, Berkeley have completed a partially automated truck platooning demonstration, hauling three containers on the interstate highway from the port of Los Angeles. Platooning reduces aerodynamic drag, fuel consumption and emissions by grouping trucks closely together along a given highway route. Reducing the distance between vehicles also allows for …

  • Intel shifts gear in driverless car market with Mobileye acquisition

    March 14, 2017

    Chipmaker Intel has made a massive push into the autonomous car sector with an agreement to buy driverless vehicle technology firm Mobileye for just over $15 billion. The acquisition of the Jerusalem-based technology company, which should be completed over the next nine months, gives Intel access to a vehicle systems, data and services market it …

  • Inttra snaps up Avantida to move into container logistics

    March 14, 2017

    Parsippany, New Jersey-based electronic shipping transaction platform Inttra has acquired Belgian empty container management solutions provider Avantida for an undisclosed sum. Avantida, based in Antwerp, specialises in optimising the handling of empty shipping containers. Its reuse and repositioning applications provide information for shippers and transport companies to help minimise miles driven, increase container velocity, lower …

  • Making the most of the future in automotive logistics

    March 14, 2017

      The right technical partnership is critical to allowing logistics networks to derive full value from the internet of things Brand advocacy is key in the high-value world of automotive sales, making the need to provide a convenient and enjoyable customer experience critical to success. But this experience doesn’t end at payment – retailers need …

  • Car Delivery Network targets China product roll-out

    March 14, 2017

    Car Delivery Network (CDN) has formed a joint venture with Shanghai KaQu Information Technology, as it plans the roll-out of its electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) software products in China. The new JV, KaQu Delivery Network (KDN), will market electronic real-time OEM vehicle delivery tracking, damage reporting and delivery sign-off for car carriers using the …

  • FVL conference: WWL implements RFID at Nissan’s Mississippi plant

    March 10, 2017

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has teamed up with technology company, Surgere, to implement a radio-frequency identification (RFID) project for managing finished vehicle stock at Nissan’s assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi. Work on the Canton study has already begun, according to John Felitto, president of WWL Vehicle Services Americas, which operates Nissan’s plant and distribution centre yards …