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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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…

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