Logistics Trends 2018

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AftaRobot minibus taxi app launched

The newly-launched AftaRobot mobile app aims to improve operational efficiency for minibus taxi drivers and associations by providing insight into routing, rideshare capacities, and more of their workforce...

1 day ago

Harare bans kombis from CBD

Harare City Council has banned commuter omnibuses from the central business district (CBD) and is ordering them to operate from new ranks...

By Yeukai Karengezeka 2 days ago

On-demand helicopter booking platform partners with Airbus Helicopters

On-demand helicopter booking platform, Voom, will be joining Airbus Helicopters as part of the company's strategy to provide new urban mobility solutions for commuters...

15 Feb 2018

Prasa to get a new permanent board 'soon'

A permanent board will soon be installed at the Passenger Rail Agency SA (Prasa), Deputy Minister of Transport Sindisiwe Chikunga says...

By Khulekani Magubane 14 Feb 2018

European group to bid for Malaysia-Singapore high-speed train

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A powerful European consortium that includes Alstom and Siemens has partnered with a Malaysian firm to bid for a high-speed train project connecting Malaysia and Singapore...

14 Feb 2018

Public Protector investigating "irregular" recruitments at Prasa

The recruitment processes for several senior employees at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) in the Western Cape were "irregular" and in breach of company policy...

By Barbara Maregele 7 Feb 2018

Smart cities need to be more human, so we're creating Sims-style virtual worlds

Huge quantities of networked sensors have appeared in cities across the world in recent years. These include cameras and sensors that count the number of passers-by, devices to sense air quality, traffic flow detectors, and even beehive monitors...

By Nick Malleson and Alison Heppenstall 5 Feb 2018

Airbus tests self-flying taxi

Airbus has successfully held the first test flights of the Vahana, an electric, pilotless flying vehicle that it hopes will be able to ferry people around cities...

5 Feb 2018

Boda Boda riders launch bike-hailing app

Boda Boda Safety Association of Kenya has launched a new app called JuuBike that will connect riders to customers in what the association says will streamline the industry...

24 Jan 2018

Volkswagen SA offers ride-hailing and more with pioneer Kigali plant

Volkswagen SA (VWSA) has launched a subsidiary company in Rwanda to build cars and provide the country with transport services such as car-sharing and Uber-style ride-hailing...

22 Jan 2018

Ride-share fleets to map cities around the world

Mobileye 8 Connect is an aftermarket collision avoidance system capable of collecting dynamic data to make cities smarter, safer and autonomous ready...

18 Jan 2018

Daily Mail returns to Virgin Trains after outcry

LONDON, UK: Virgin boss Richard Branson on Monday said he would resume offering the right-wing tabloid the Daily Mail on his trains after a decision not to stock them sparked accusations of censorship last week...

17 Jan 2018

Beyond the car: how tech firms are exploring the future of transport

Carless commuting is cruising in the fast lane at the Consumer Electronics Show, with companies showing off electric bicycles, scooters, skateboards and more aimed at making the internal combustion engine a thing of the past...

15 Jan 2018

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International

Boeing CEO says talks with Embraer making progress

WASHINGTON, US - Partnership talks between Boeing and Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer are making progress but there is "still work to do," Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg says.

16 Feb 2018

Etihad exec's marathon round-the-world journey breaks Guinness World Record

Etihad Airways' high flying executive Andrew Fisher travelled around the globe in the fastest time and in the fewest number of flights - a record-breaking feat with the Guinness World Records officially declaring his successful attempt a world record. Fisher clocked a flying time of 52 hours and 34 minutes, beating the previous record by 3 hours and 13 minutes, and using only four scheduled commercial flights instead of five to achieve his lifelong ambition.

16 Feb 2018

China building huge test site for unmanned ships

BEIJING, China - China has started building the world's largest test site for unmanned ships -- a technology with both civilian and military applications - off a port in the disputed South China Sea, state media said on Tuesday.

14 Feb 2018

New engine glitch prompts Airbus A320neo delivery delays

PARIS, France - A new glitch causing in-flight shutdowns of the Pratt & Whitney engines that power the Airbus A320neo has prompted some airlines to postpone delivery of the aircraft.

12 Feb 2018

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