Singapore Technologies Engineering will unite with Israel's SafeRide Technologies for cybersecurity use in electric and autonomous vehicles. The companies will integrate STE's platform for electric and autonomous vehicles with SafeRide's cybersecurity software.
Aerial mapping company Bluesky International and the University of Leicester in England have partnered to provide real-time data that could reduce air pollution in city areas. The two will use EarthSense, an air-quality monitoring technology, in the testing of low-emission vehicles.
Volkswagen and Ford Motor Co. will discuss a joint venture to develop lower-emission commercial vehicles. The agreement to pursue the idea followed Ford's announcement to construct an electric and autonomous vehicle complex in Detroit.
In 2017, US companies spent almost $1.5 trillion on logistics and shipping, a 6.2% increase from the previous year, according to CSCMP's annual State of Logistics Report. Tight capacity, rising fuel costs and a previously soft market are identified as contributing to higher prices.
The American Trucking Associations, along with 41 other trade associations, have come together to support the DRIVE-Safe Act. The act creates a way for drivers between ages 18 and 21 to drive in interstate commerce, expanding the number of truck drivers available amid the current shortage.
UPS is spending $130 million to obtain 730 new trucks fueled by compressed natural gas. The move will help reduce the company's greenhouse-gas emissions and addresses rising fuel costs.
According to Yone Dewberry, the chief supply chain officer at Land O'Lakes, the current truck driver shortage is one brought on by shippers themselves. The company is working to improve technology access for small carriers and is running pilot programs with Convoy and Uber Freight.
The government of Spain plans to begin eliminating tolls as road contracts expire, says Minister of Public Works Jose Luis Abalos. Tolls are scheduled to be eliminated on the AP-1 between Burgos and Arminon starting Nov. 30.
Excitement about new concepts that Elon Musk's Boring Co., Uber, Google and Virgin are bringing the world of urban transportation is understandable, but innovation must be balanced with responsibility, write StateOf founders Ellis Talton and Remington Tonar. Regulators in the public sector must insist that private entities demonstrate financial and social viability, they write.
The Indonesia Toll Road Authority is raising rates on the Jakarta Outer Ring Road starting Wednesday. Deputy Gov. Sandiaga Uno said electronic road pricing and increased parking fees also are planned.