Start Ups

Profiles of the latest start-ups and innovations in the logistics space

Start Ups

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Watch: A brand new Element at commercial EV startup Arrival

2020-09-28T17:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Tracey Yi, who is leading Arrival’s new component and procurement division, Elements, talks to Christopher Ludwig about the electric bus manufacturer’s unique supply chain and manufacturing localisation strategy.

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Watch: Believe the hype! What Hyperloop technology means for the (near) future of logistics

2020-09-28T17:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Hyperloop technology sounds futuristics but Hyperloop TT is already implementing a number of projects in logistics, including infrastructure in Dubai to port operations at the port of Hamburg. Chief strategy officer Juan Quintana details the company’s plans at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live.

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Watch: Building Lucid’s electric vehicle logistics network

2020-09-28T17:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Electric vehicle startup Lucid is launching its first production model with support from Glovis America in finished vehicle logistics. Head of logistics Greg Henninger shares details together with partners from Glovis on the unique challenge for EV outbound logistics.

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Watch: Launching start-up automotive supply chains

2020-09-28T17:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

As new entrants, tech firms and EV start-up companies jump into the supply chain, this panel at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live explored the logistics requirements with insight from startups Rivian and Ineos Automotive, and supply chain specialist Kuehne + Nagel.

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Xiaopeng Motors begins electric SUV exports to Europe

2020-09-28T09:25:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Chinese start-up carmaker Xiaopeng Motors (XPeng) has started exports of its G3i electric SUV to Europe, with the first models expected on the roads in November this year. The vehicle went on sale in the country in June. The vehicles were loaded at Xinsha Port in Guangzhou on September 24.

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Rivian outlines sustainable packaging initiative

2020-09-22T16:32:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Electric vehicle start-up Rivian has revealed details of a plastic recycling initiative that aims by 2024 to collect 500,000kg (1.1m lbs) of single-use plastic annually and stop it from floating out to sea. Rivian will instead turn it into the containers it uses to move parts inbound to its production line.

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Fully automated microfactories mean more resilient manufacturing says Arrival

2020-09-19T14:21:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet

Electric commercial vehicle maker Arrival could have as many as 1,000 automated microfactories operating by 2026, with the first now under construction. Localised supply is a priority and the manufacturing and logistics will be supported by industry 4.0 technology

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INEOS in discussions with Daimler to produce Grenadier in Hambach

2020-07-27T13:01:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

British start-up INEOS Automotive may be making its new 4x4 vehicle in France instead of South Wales after German OEM Daimler announced it wanted to sell its Hambach factory in France. Head of supply chain management at INEOS, Marko Weisshaar (pictured), spoke about the possibility of a French connection during last week’s Livestream Hour

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 13 – Start-up OEM supply chains with INEOS Automotive

2020-07-22T20:49:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Watch this discussion to hear key insights and ask questions to our special guest panel including INEOS Automotive’s head of supply chain management, Marko Weisshaar

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Land of opportunity: INEOS Automotive

2020-07-20T17:01:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

British company INEOS Automotive’s Grenadier is being developed as a resolute 4x4 from the ground up, but can the start-up’s lack of legacy and supply chain history cover new terrain and open up options for logistics?

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 10 – How Volkswagen is transforming plant logistics with AI, analytics and cloud technology

2020-07-01T16:14:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we discuss the technology and processes that are accelerating more connected, data-driven supply chains, and the greater role they will play in the post-coronavirus automotive industry. With special guests from Volkswagen, research institute Fraunhofer ISST and tech startup SYNAOS.

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Is Sony’s Vision S a scary sight, or a revelation for carmakers and suppliers?

2020-01-14T06:00:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison

Should automotive manufacturers and the supply chain fear or embrace this surprise announcement from the consumer technology giant?

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Tesla’s new factory: Berlin gets the gig

2019-11-15T09:57:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

Electric carmaker Tesla is to build its next Gigafactory in Germany, co-founder and CEO Elon Musk told an awards ceremony in the country on Tuesday.

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Oh so simple? US start-up confident of delivering autonomous trucks

2019-10-28T12:30:00+00:00By Andrew Williams

As the global logistics industry continues moving towards the introduction and use of autonomous vehicles, a growing number of companies are competing for a slice of this burgeoning market. One such firm is Californian start-up TuSimple, which is developing a range of innovative self-driving truck technologies.

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What took the air out of Dyson’s electric car project?

2019-10-16T13:27:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

The iconic manufacturer of vacuum cleaners has cancelled plans to develop and build an EV. That was probably a smart decision, considering the huge costs, competition and struggling market that Dyson would have been entering.

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Harmonising the supply chain

2019-09-17T16:01:00+01:00By Andrew Williams

As supply chains grow more complex, automotive companies need a reliable way to keep track of parts movements and alert them to any delays. Andrew Williams investigates a ‘visibility platform’ from German start-up Synfioo

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Used but not confused: How battery diagnostics can help EV resales

2019-08-07T11:05:00+01:00By Karen McCandless

Resales of EVs are currently complicated by lack of clarity on the health of their batteries. Austrian start-up Aviloo has developed a diagnostic tool that can be used at dealerships 

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Wood you believe it? Materials handling with a difference

2019-07-16T13:55:00+01:00By Mike Farish

A new company based in Chemnitz is seeking to overturn conventional wisdom when it comes to material handling equipment – by using wood as a construction material

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Nio begins delivery of ES6 in China

2019-06-19T13:06:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) start-up, Nio, has started delivering its ES6 model to users in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The vehicle, its second mass production model after the ES8, is a five-seater, long range SUV…

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Steering the future using AI

2019-06-18T10:29:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

German start-up Kopernikus has developed self-driving technology that can be used to move vehicles inside production facilities and workshops, and potentially even at ports…

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