Transportation and Logistics

This field deals with all spatial and time-related activities involved in bridging the gap between goods and people, including their restructuring. This begins with the supplier and follows each stage of the operational value chain to product delivery and concludes with product disposal and recycling.

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Artificial intelligence supports planning and control of car handling at ports

The services provided at car ports span virtually the entire spectrum of vehicle logistics, from handling and storage to technical services. With 2.1 million…

Algorithms for optimized supply chains: Cost-effective ways to minimize risks in the supply chain

Nobody ever expected hospitals to be struggling to get hold of the face masks and other personal protective equipment they need. The supply chain had always…

German-British Research project for even more climate protection in the rail industry

The Technische Universit√§t Dresden and the University of Birmingham have come together and started a research project focused on battery-powered traction…

Delivery drones instead of postal vans?

When delivering parcels, drones often have a poorer energy balance than traditional delivery vans, as shown by a new study conducted at Martin Luther…

3D mobility: a reality check for flying taxis

Are flying taxis ready for take-off? The Fraunhofer IAO conducted a study in which it performed a reality check and analyzed various factors involved in 3D…

New players, standardization and digitalization for more rail freight transport

In the LowCarb-RFC project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI and its project partners are exploring how European rail freight…

A helping (Sens)Hand

Due to mechanization and automation the amount of physical load work has been progressively reduced. Yet for those working in intralogistics, the manual…

Study sets new distance record for medical drone transport

Johns Hopkins researchers have set a new delivery distance record for medical drones, successfully transporting human blood samples across 161 miles of Arizona…

Researchers 'count cars' — literally — to find a better way to control heavy traffic

Ensuring that traffic moves smoothly and without a lot of manual intervention requires automated car counting techniques, which are often tedious and…

From parking garage to smart multi-purpose garage

Cities face an ongoing challenge in their endeavors to provide adequate parking and to use parking spaces effectively. Park_up aims to develop new, digital…

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