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Our Intelligent Transportation & eFreight coverage examines topics such as fleet management, goods transportation, mobile resource asset tracking, eFreight, wireless EV charging infrastructures, truck platooning, driverless commercial vehicles, and last mile deliveries. We aim to provide technology implementers with authoritative insight to help improve their competitiveness, efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction in the changing core delivery, logistics, and urban freight transport markets.

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Blockchain in the Supply Chain: Reducing Friction for Faster and More Efficient Logisitics

This report looks at emerging use cases for blockchain in the supply chain industry (which includes manufacturing, sourcing, procurement, processing, management, compliance, insurance, logistics, telematics, tracking, monitoring, purchasing, sales and marketing). How does blockchain fit into the increased digitization of the industry and what issues can it solve? As an emergent technology, the focus is on proof of concepts and pilots currently being run by ecosystem players, as well as evaluation of market maturity, potential revenue models, startup dynamics, and industry alliances.

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Retailers Need a Fresh Perspective on Crowd-Sourced Delivery

4Q 2018

Amazon has confirmed plans to supplement its existing last-mile delivery strategy by directly hiring thousands of temporary in-house drivers to cope with peak demands this holiday season. In addition to its existing group of independent Delivery Service Partners (DSPs) using Amazon Flex and external providers such as UPS and FedEx, Amazon will be forking out as much as US$19 per hour for each new driver within this seasonal reserve fleet. Also, each driver will be provided with an Amazon Prime–branded van.

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Too Far Gone? Unsafe Infrastructure Bad for Transport

4Q 2017

It is believed that of the 612,000 bridges in the United States, more than 130,000 – over 21% - are either functionally obsolete or structurally deficient. Eighty-seven of these bridges are in Palm Beach County, Florida and the full list even includes iconic infrastructures such as the Brooklyn Bridge. Over one in four of the bridges are 50 years old or more, without having had any major reconstruction. About 55,000 are estimated to require significant repairs and unfortunately, these bridges are crossed 185 million times per day. At the current rate, it will take about two decades to repair just the bridges currently identified.