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News, Analysis & Perspective on Autonomous Vehicles

Agility and flexibility essential on the path to the autonomous truck

Today’s transportation industry faces numerous technology-enabled challenges. Truck makers are faced with the need to develop autonomous, electrified and fully connected vehicles. The ever-increasing expectations of young e-commerce customers require new logistics concepts which translate into more stringent KPIs for logistics providers as well as new vehicle concepts. Big data, blockchain and other technologies promise to create increased efficiency in the logistics supply chain. This efficiency and transparency will increase overall delivery speed but has the potential to erode margins. Major new players such as Amazon threaten to disrupt incumbent players. Clearly, there are plenty of challenges and opportunities which could keep fleet operators, 3PL providers, truck makers and other participants in the logistics value chain up at night.

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