Zurich is test location for advanced van and drone-based system

Mercedes-Benz Vans, US drone systems developer Matternet and Swiss online marketplace siroop have started a pilot project in Zurich to test an efficient van and drone-based system for on-demand delivery of e-commerce goods. The pilot project represents a significant milestone for autonomous aerial systems: it is the first time that extensive beyond-line-of sight drone operations with the use of vans as landing platforms are taking place in a major urban area to test a fully-automated e-commerce drone network. Continue reading “Zurich is test location for advanced van and drone-based system”

International Network for Autonomous Ships Established

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The Norwegian Forum for Autonomous Ships has taken the initiative to start an informal network for information exchange and cooperation between national or regional organisations working with autonomous ship technology and applications.

More information at http://www.autonomous-ship.org.

Want to no more about autonomous systems, look at the conference program.

The Norwegian Forum for Autonomous Ships (NFAS) is an interest group for persons or organizations that are interested in the subject of autonomous ships. Membership in NFAS is open to individuals and organizations established in Norway. The official language is Norwegian, but much of the information material is in English.

The initiative to establish the forum was taken by the Norwegian Maritime Administration, The Norwegian Coastal Administration, the Federation of Norwegian Industries and MARINTEK (now SINTEF Ocean) in the early part of 2016. The interest in such a forum turned out to be large so the forum was established October 4th 2016 in Oslo in conjunction with a conference on autonomous ships. More than 110 people attended the initial conference and 30 organisations and individuals signed up to NFAS immediately after the conference.

The premise for the forum is that fully or partly unmanned ships will be an important part of the future transport system in Europe and the world. However, to get to a situation where such systems become a normal part of transport, there are a number of general challenges to overcome. This includes public acceptance, acceptable risk levels, efficient design and approval processes and more. These challenges are obviously better addressed by the industry as a group than individually, and that is also the basis for this interest group.

 

The Unmanned Cargo Ground Vehicle Conference integrates in the Cargo Innovation Conference

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After very successful Unmanned Cargo Ground Vehicle Conference editions, Jakajima as organiser of the conference has decided to integrate the conference in the Cargo Innovation Conference, which will last two days.

‘We noted that attendees of the Unmanned Cargo Ground Vehicle Conference were also interested to attend other related conferences and in new topics’ stated Pieter Hermans, initiator and founder of the conference. ‘With this integration we can offer more topics and be more flexible in the programming. It will also lead to a better link with the Expo, which takes place in parallel. This offers more options for exhibitors and speakers’ Hermans added.

The subject of the topics of the Unmanned Cargo Ground Vehicle Conference is: Automated driving and unmanned transport systems are about to bring massive disruptions to road / train transport sector. Organisations active in this industry have to adapt their organisation accordingly in order to optimize operations and revenues. Unmanned Cargo Vehicles will offer solutions for many of the challenges the transport industry is facing: improved traffic flow and road safety, fuel consumption reduction and reduced CO2 emissions. The conference also addresses the benefits of unmanned vehicles for military purpose such as unmanned transport of goods in high-risk areas

The topics of the Unmanned Cargo Ground Vehicle Conference will be integrated in the new program

  • Control Systems
  • Big Data
  • Sensor Networks
  • Automated guided vehicle
  • Truck Platooning
  • Road Safety and Security
  • Legal and liability implications
  • Autonomous operation architecture (5G / satellite)
  • Human factors
  • New value chains / business models

The website of Unmanned Cargo Ground Vehicle Conference will be integrated in the Cargo Innovation Conference website.

The topics of the Cargo Innovation Conference will be:

  • Multi modal unmanned/autonomous cargo systems
    • Air
    • Water
    • Land (Train / Truck)
  • 3D Printing
    • IP / Import-Export duties
    • Liability
    • Virtual Inventory
  • Blockchain / Security
  • Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality
  • Robotics / Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV)
  • Machine2Machine, Internet of Things
    • 5G
    • Tracking & Tracing
    • Big Data / Machine Learning
  • Regulatory issues
  • Business models

The Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference integrates in the Cargo Innovation Conference

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After very successful Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference editions, Jakajima as organiser of the conference has decided to integrate the conference in the Cargo Innovation Conference, which will last two days.

‘We noted that attendees of the Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference were also interested to attend other related conferences and in new topics’ stated Pieter Hermans, initiator and founder of the conference. ‘With this integration we can offer more topics and be more flexible in the programming. It will also lead to a better link with the Expo, which takes place in parallel. This offers more options for exhibitors and speakers’ Hermans added.

The subject of the topics of the Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference is: Sea freight volumes continue to increase and shipping industry is challenged with finding new ways to offer competitive and sustainable services. Still in its infancy, research and development projects into unmanned maritime cargo initiatives are aiming to bring about massive disruptions in the global transportation world throughout the complete logistics value chain.

The topics of the Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference will be integrated in the new program

  • Remote control technology
  • Security
  • Legal and liability implications
  • Autonomous operation architecture (5G / satellite)
  • Human factors
  • New value chains / business models

The website of Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference will be integrated in the Cargo Innovation Conference website.

The topics of the Cargo Innovation Conference will be:

  • Multi modal unmanned/autonomous cargo systems
    • Air
    • Water
    • Land (Train / Truck)
  • 3D Printing
    • IP / Import-Export duties
    • Liability
    • Virtual Inventory
  • Blockchain / Security
  • Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality
  • Robotics / Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV)
  • Machine2Machine, Internet of Things
    • 5G
    • Tracking & Tracing
    • Big Data / Machine Learning
  • Regulatory issues
  • Business models

Panalpina and Shapeways start a strategic partnership for 3D Printing

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Panalpina and the U.S. based 3D printing company Shapeways have entered into a strategic partnership which will enable both companies to expand their digital manufacturing capabilities globally. Panalpina sees digital manufacturing and 3D printing specifically as a perfect complement to its Logistics Manufacturing Services (LMS) offering, giving customers the possibility to customize products and bring production closer to consumer demand. Continue reading “Panalpina and Shapeways start a strategic partnership for 3D Printing”

What Effect Will 3D Printing Have on Logistics and Supply Chain Management?

If 3D printing is going to have a major impact on how we make things, it will definitely have an impact on how and when we receive them. As one of the largest purveyors of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM) services in the world, DB Schenker is looking closely at the impact 3D printing and other leading technologies will have on how we service our customers.
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