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A new dawn of maintenance for the EV aftermarket

2019-12-11T10:05:00+00:00By Gary Brooks

The EV revolution is great for the planet but problematic for many dealerships that must now reconcile the unique technical complexities of a variety of engines all at the same time

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Haah announces cloud platform to enhance vehicle sales and distribution

2019-11-19T16:22:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Haah Automotive Holdings is using a cloud-based platform powered by Oracle Netsuite to manage sales and distribution of Zoyte vehicles and parts in the US

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Hyundai successfully trials truck platooning in South Korea

2019-11-19T15:06:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Hyundai Motor has successfully conducted its first platooning of trucks on the Yeoju Smart Highway in South Korea to replicate real-world traffic conditions

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Groupe Cat joins Vinturas blockchain platform

2019-10-21T15:22:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Groupe Cat, one of Europe’s biggest finished vehicle services company, has signed up to the Vinturas consortium, which is developing a blockchain-based platform providing digital services to OEMs, fleet owners and dealers.

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Acertus to streamline shipping with latest TMS

2019-10-16T10:14:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

US finished vehicle logistics provider, Acertus, has launched a transport management system (TMS) for its automotive customers.

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Volvo Trucks opts for Geotab to comply with safety regulations

2019-10-16T08:44:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Volvo Trucks’ US division has turned to Geotab for an integrated electronic logging device (ELD) to be coupled to the truck manufacturer’s own factory-fit telematics. Geotab provides global positioning system fleet management and vehicle tracking technology.

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AutoMap appoints Mark Sargeant as CEO

2019-10-09T11:50:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Mark Sargeant has been promoted to CEO of AutoMap after nine years with the company, most recently moving from his role as vice-president of business development and marketing

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NYK trials autonomous vessel operations between China and Japan

2019-10-02T11:32:00+01:00By Barry Cross

NYK has completed an autonomous vessel trial with its PCTC vessel Iris Leader. The company said the trial is a step toward its goal of operating manned autonomous ships, which should ultimately result in safer operations and a reduction in crew workload

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Nissan back to normal after IT systems crash in North America

2019-09-02T09:24:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Nissan has restored its communication system in North America after a power outage hit its data centre and took out the NNANet system controlling production, dealer and customer systems for five days

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JLR supplier IAC signs lease at Prologis park

2019-07-29T14:07:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

International Automotive Components (IAC) has signed an 11-year lease at the Prologis Park Birmingham Interchange, in the UK…

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BMW Brilliance applies 5G network across China

2019-07-22T13:32:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) said this week it has become the first carmaker to enable full 5G wireless at all of its plants. BBA has two assembly plants inTiexi and Dadong, along with an engine plantin Shenyang…

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BMW employs AI for logistics processes in Europe

2019-07-17T09:33:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an increasing role in the logistical aspects of production at BMW’s plants, with the first smart AI control application making its debut at the Steyr engine factory in Austria.

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Using the past to better predict the future of vehicle logistics

2019-07-09T11:53:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In finished vehicle logistics and distribution, disruptions and changes in the supply chain often lead to higher costs and bottlenecks, including stock pileups and imbalances in transport capacity. Last year’s implementation of WLTP in Europe was a case in point, as some OEMs faced delays in getting vehicles certified or ...

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VW opens IT centre in Dresden

2019-06-26T10:41:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) has opened a new production software development centre (SDC) at its showcase Gläserne Manufaktur site in Dresden…

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Volvo using AI to transform trucking

2019-06-25T14:15:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Sweden’s Volvo Group is to jointly develop an artificial intelligence (AI) system to enable driverless commercial vehicles to use public roads in an agreement with US software company Nvidia…

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Surgere joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance

2019-06-24T16:08:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Digital supply chain and packaging specialist Surgere has become a member of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (Bita), a US-based organisation aimed at helping to educate, advocate and establish standards for blockchain applications in the transport industry.

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CMA CGM and MSC join TradeLens blockchain platform

2019-06-03T15:12:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) have announced they are joining the TradeLens digital business platform, a service based on blockchain technology to provide secure shipping data and make global trade more efficient

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DHL tackles hurricane season with Resilience360 initiatives

2019-05-29T13:39:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

As global hurricane and typhoon seasons kick in, DHL has updated its weather tracking service to notify users of where storms are occurring and how they could impact supply chains. At the same time, the logistics giant has published a report on the potential of these storms in 2019…

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Toyota to use automated trucks at Melbourne parts centre

2019-05-28T14:54:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Toyota’s Altona parts centre in Melbourne, Australia, will deploy six autonomous tow trucks and a reach truck next year to improve reliability, performance and productivity…

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Mercedes-Benz dealer improves performance in Chile

2019-05-22T12:04:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Mercedes-Benz’s official dealer in Chile, Kaufmann is increasing its delivery reliability using vehicle logistics software…

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