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Ministry of Transport wants to test autonomous ships

Ministry of Transport wants to test autonomous ships

What used to be known only about ghost ship stories could soon become reality on our rivers: autonomous ships carrying people and goods without a human captain on the bridge. Many in the industry go one step further and dream of ocean ships without crew. That we will soon see the first autonomous cars, is commonly known. Ships, however, are less in the focus of the debate. Although obviously they, …

Automated Valet Parking – In the parking garage, the car itself seeks a parking space

Automated Valet Parking – In the parking garage, the car itself seeks a parking space

The prospect sounds tempting: no more cruising in parking garages to find suitable spots, no more distressing maneuvering, no more squeezing in and out of the door. Automated Valet Parking promises just that. It's great if the parking garage takes care of the everyday logistics of parking. Already in 2017, this technology was presented in the underground car park of the Mercedes-Benz Museum in …

Who owns the driving data?

Who owns the driving data?

Autonomous and automated driving are on the rise. But who owns the generated data? Who gets to use it? Who can evaluate the data and develop new business models based on it? These questions are not only interesting to the individual drivers and car manufacturers, but also to the logistics industry. If they want to develop their business models, they need a lot of information – and, therefore, they need …

Why DB Schenker disassembles new vehicles

Why DB Schenker disassembles new vehicles

Although it seems as if there was only a difference in gradation, the difference between Semi Knocked Down (SKD) and Completely Knocked Down (CKD) is more than that. In the first case, new vehicles are partially disassembled, in the other case, they are not even built. At least not in the country of dispatch. DB Schenker practices SKD in Düsseldorf and CKD a few kilometers down the Rhine in …

Inauguration of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge – Stretching far beyond the horizon

Inauguration of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge – Stretching far beyond the horizon

On October 23, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge was officially opened. How does it change the region and what impact does it have on transport, logistics and the economic development? With a total of 36 kilometers of bridge system, several artificial islands and a 7-kilometer-long marine tunnel, the  Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge has everything a superlative building needs. It is definitely a …

Autonomous electric trucks: DB Schenker and Einride start the T-Pod

Autonomous electric trucks: DB Schenker and Einride start the T-Pod

A small step for logistics, a big step for humanity: that's how you could call the current development of the T-Pod. That's the name of the all-electric, autonomous truck, which has been in operation at DB Schenker. This was initiated by the logistics company DB Schenker and the manufacturer Einride at the beginning of November 2018 in Jönköping, Sweden. At the present DB Schenker facility, the T-pod …

Current Infrastructure Projects: London Crossrail – Digging tunnels across London

Current Infrastructure Projects: London Crossrail – Digging tunnels across London

One of Europe's largest railway infrastructure projects is almost completed. The London Crossrail, better known as Elizabeth Line – that will be the name of the route after the opening - crosses the entire city center of London from east to west with a distance of 21.6 kilometers. But that's just the underground part. Above ground it goes west out of the city to Reading in Berkshire. In addition, there …

Block processing in everyday logistics

Block processing in everyday logistics

Again and again the same message: Block processing at the German-Austrian border, big traffic jams, annoyed truck drivers. In August, Tyrolean governor Günther Platter presented the plan for the first half of 2019. According to that plan, block processing will increase. Until June 30, a number of 17 are planned. For the whole year Platter expects "at least 30". This year, there will be a total of …

Current Infrastructure Projects: Frankfurt Airport: Fraport is building Terminal 3

Current Infrastructure Projects: Frankfurt Airport: Fraport is building Terminal 3

What would Frankfurt be without its airport? As a logistics hub, it is the number one in Europe: with approximately 2.2 million tons, Frankfurt Airport has the largest cargo volume of all European airports and the eighth highest in the world. Regarding passenger traffic, it is the fourth largest airport in Europe, after London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol. With the …

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