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Network Rail, Cranfield University Use Clearpath Robot for Autonomous Rail Inspection and Repair
The In2Smart 2 project involves academia and corporate researchers working to automate rail inspection and repair. They've used a Warthog UGV as a robust platform for equipment.

Optimus Ride, Research Partners Get DOE Grant for Autonomous Shuttle Fleet
Clemson University will provide real-world testing of Optimus Ride's autonomous shuttles and provide researchers a chance to study rider behavior and sustainability.

Optimus Ride Forms Strategic Advisory Board Around Autonomous Transportation
Optimus Ride, which has been developing autonomous shuttles for campus and urban environments, has formed a strategic advisory board including business and government experts.

Astro Aerospace Acquires Horizon Aircraft, Appoints Horizon CEO Brandon Robinson as President
Astro Aerospace will be developing three electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and drones, including Horizon Aircraft's Cavorite X5, which is designed for five people.

Amazon’s Last-Mile MIT CTL Routing Research Challenge
The primary goal of the Last Mile Routing Research Challenge is to encourage participants to develop innovative approaches leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, and other non-conventional...

FourKites and Tive Partner for Integrated Transit Data-Focused Platform
Chicago-based FourKites, a provider of real-time tracking and visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms, and Boston-based supply chain visibility services provider Tive announced that they have partnered to...

FourKites Examines How Yard Management Systems Can Provide Increased Value for Shippers
The report, entitled “The State of Yard Management: Industry Report 2021,” was based on feedback from 375 respondents in various sectors, including consumer packaged goods (CPG), food & beverage, retail and manufacturing, with...

Global Logistics: Challenges in Our Changing World
From strained global freight networks to rapid e-commerce growth, the logistics industry and its service providers around the world have demonstrated how flexible and systemically relevant they are as they...

How Efficient Dock Scheduling and Forecasting Will Maximize Investments in Demand Sensing
Demand sensing is analytics-based, real-time forecasting, but like all forecasting capabilities, it is only as valuable as the ability to change operations and respond to the issues at hand.

The Future of Freight: Einride Unveils New Driverless Vehicles for Autonomous Freight Hauling
Einride, the Swedish autonomous trucking startup, unveiled a new vehicle type that the company hopes to have on the road delivering freight starting in 2021.

Amazon’s Drone Delivery Hits Milestone with Federal Aviation Administration Clearance
Retail behemoth Amazon.com took a big leap toward delivering goods from the sky by becoming one of only a handful of companies certified by the U.S. government to...

DHL Supply Chain inks deal with Siemens Healthineers
DHL officials said that this collaboration will have a sharp emphasis on digital and robotics technology usage, in order for the Siemens Healthineers supply chain, specifically its U.S.-based...

Amazon Acquires Autonomous Technology Company Zoox
Amazon.com Inc has agreed to pay over $1 billion to buy self-driving startup Zoox Inc, a move that will expand the e-commerce giant's reach in autonomous-vehicle transportation technology.

UPS Flight Forward and CVS to Launch Residential Drone Delivery Service in Florida
UPS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward will use drones to deliver prescription medicines from a CVS pharmacy to The Villages, Florida for the largest U.S. retirement community home, to more...

5 Ways Technology Advancement Disrupts Transport and Logistics Business Models
In the world where we are in, it is impossible for transport and logistics companies to compete without first staying clear of the complex processes, and old IT systems.



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