Logistics Trends 2018

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On-demand helicopter booking platform partners with Airbus Helicopters
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'
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
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
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
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

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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 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 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
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

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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
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

NEWSWATCH: Delays continue for Metrorail commuters
NEWSWATCH: Delays continue for Metrorail commuters

Metrorail commuters travelling on the central train line along the Cape Flats will be affected by the closed line until Wednesday, 17 January 2018...

15 Jan 2018

Driverless cars could be better or worse for our health - it's up to us
Driverless cars could be better or worse for our health - it's up to us

Driverless cars - autonomous vehicles - are coming. The topic is a constant presence in media; The New York Times Magazine recently devoted most of an issue to it...

By Jim Sallis 12 Jan 2018

Mercedes-Benz Citaro G hybrid buses ready for the road
Mercedes-Benz Citaro G hybrid buses ready for the road

The first new Citaro hybrid buses, which are gradually going into service, will be used to carry passengers on inner-city routes in Stuttgart...

10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Upwardly mobile people want to live and work in eco-mobile cities
#BizTrends2018: Upwardly mobile people want to live and work in eco-mobile cities

"A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It's where the rich use public transport." These are the paraphrased words uttered by Enrique Penalosa, the former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia...

By Elaine Jack 9 Jan 2018

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They know where you go: dockless bike sharing looms as the next disruptor

Beyond the benefits of dockless bike sharing for people's mobility and health, these services are producing an ever more useful byproduct: journey data...

By Christopher Pettit 4 Jan 2018

January brings good news as fuel price drops
January brings good news as fuel price drops

Motorists will be relieved to hear that the Energy Department has announced that the price of all grades of petrol will drop from Wednesday, 3 January 2018...

2 Jan 2018

Does Metrorail have a future in SA?
Does Metrorail have a future in SA?

Crime and vandalism are causing the fast decline of SA's railway system. The City of Cape Town has attempted to step in and help Metrorail stay afloat...

By Melissa Cohen 27 Dec 2017

Sanral makes travelling easier for tag holders
Sanral makes travelling easier for tag holders

The South African Roads Agency (Sanral) has released a list of conventional toll plazas where tags are accepted for electronic payment...

25 Dec 2017

Test run for Metrobus in Maputo
Test run for Metrobus in Maputo

The combined road and rail scheme for the Greater Maputo Metropolitan Area, known as the Metrobus, undertook its first, experimental journey on Monday, reports the independent television station STV...

20 Dec 2017

Fuel prices may drop in January
Fuel prices may drop in January

Fuel prices may bring welcome news in January after the exchange rate has appreciated significantly due to the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as the new president of the ANC...

19 Dec 2017

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Engineered for tough conditions in the commuter bus sector

Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles has bolstered its commuter bus offering with the launch of its OF 1723 bus chassis...

By Mark Smyth 15 Dec 2017

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Cromet Molepo new acting group CEO of Prasa

Cromet Molepo has been appointed as the new acting group CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency (Prasa) with immediate effect...

11 Dec 2017

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Campaign set to make taxi industry healthier

The PHILA Taxi Industry Campaign was launched on 27 November 2017 in an effort to strengthen the delivery of health and wellness services in the taxi industry...

24 Nov 2017

Coffee is revving up London buses
Coffee is revving up London buses

Most of us need our coffee to drive us through the day. And now it's also transporting Londoners to work...

22 Nov 2017

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Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving cars

Volvo Cars said it has signed an agreement to supply "tens of thousands" of self-driving cars to Uber, as the ride-sharing company battles a number of different controversies...

21 Nov 2017

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Cars and speakers: Baidu speeds up AI progress

Chinese web giant Baidu unveiled a smart speaker model and plans for a self-driving mini-bus, its latest foray into the hyper-competitive field of artificial intelligence...

17 Nov 2017

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'Tinder of mobility' uGoMyWay wins inaugural AfricaCom 20/20 Innovation Award

Ride-sharing platform uGoMyWay has received the inaugural AfricaCom 20/20 Innovation Award 2017 at the 20th AfricaCom conference and exhibition...

14 Nov 2017

Adoption of mobility solutions drives growth in auto ecosystem
Adoption of mobility solutions drives growth in auto ecosystem

Increased congestion and pollution in urban areas has been a key driver for transformational mobility solutions such as carsharing, e-hailing, ridesharing, and bike sharing...

14 Nov 2017

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