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    Rivian outlines sustainable packaging initiative

    2020-09-22T16:32:00Z

    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

    2020-09-19T14:21:00Z

    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

    2020-07-27T13:01:00Z

    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

    2020-07-22T20:49:00Z

    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

    2020-07-20T17:01:00Z

    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

    2020-07-01T16:14:00Z

    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?

    2020-01-14T06:00:00Z

    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

    2019-11-15T09:57:00Z

    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

    2019-10-28T12:30:00Z

    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?

    2019-10-16T13:27:00Z

    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

    2019-09-17T16:01:00Z

    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

    2019-08-07T11:05:00Z

    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

    2019-07-16T13:55:00Z

    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

    2019-06-19T13:06:00Z

    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

    2019-06-18T10:29:00Z

    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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    Why all eyes are on Israel for AI

    2019-05-17T15:59:00Z

    In the race to perfect autonomous driving, Israel has proven to be a hotspot of technological innovation – driven, in part, by its military expertise and surveillance tools

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    Smarter about spot loads

    2019-03-21T16:53:00Z

    Logistics technology company Loadsmart promises to automate full truckload shipments to the benefit of both shippers and carriers

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    Innovation and smart tech: Why BMW is driving both

    2019-01-11T16:52:00Z

    Handling 31m parts and producing almost 10,000 vehicles each day, BMW is increasingly looking to digitalisation and Industry 4.0 innovations to help it organise its logistics more flexibly…

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    BMW ups the pace on industry 4.0 technology

    2018-12-11T17:49:00Z

    BMW Group is to expand its use of industry 4.0 innovations in its production logistics, it has revealed. In 2015, BMW Group joined forces with the Fraunhofer Institute IML to develop the first self-driving Smart Transport Robots (STR). Three years later, the carmaker is increasingly relying on innovations from ...

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    Freight expectations

    2018-11-20T11:28:00Z

    Ask a range of logistics managers what their main pain points are, and you will soon hear a common theme – wasting time waiting for freight agents to get back to them. Delays occur, paperwork piles up and costs are often not clear. Moving cargo intermodally is a complex, ...