Tuesday 21st Jan 2020 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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On-road platooning trial to start later this year

The first phase of on-road truck platooning trials are scheduled to take place later this year, according to Fusion Processing, whose CAVstar optical and radar sensors will gather data on how other drivers behave around the platooning trucks.

Ford and VW collaborate on autonomous vehicle technology

Ford and Volkswagen are to expand their global alliance to include electric vehicles and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the US and Europe to better serve customers and improve competitiveness, cost and capital efficiencies.

Self-driving vehicles will need better maps

Self-driving vehicles will need maps with resolution better than five centimetres with real-time updating to operate in complex environments, according to a report by Ordnance Survey and Zenzic, the UK hub organisation for self-driving vehicle development.

Cimcorp and Conveyor Networks partner

Conveyor Networks is to represent Cimcorp in the UK market, focusing on intralogistics solutions for the food retail and e-commerce markets.

Robot rate of adoption accelerates

The rate at which robots are being adopted is increasing, and there could be 20 million in use by 2030, according to a study by Oxford Economics.

Partners develop robotic piece picking technology

Element Logic has joined forces with RightHand Robotics to launch a commercial test project which integrates its software system for managing AutoStore with RHR’s RightPick robotic piece picking system.

NASA takes first step in $7bn lunar logistics plan

NASA is inviting American companies to comment on the logistics of supplying its proposed lunar gateway – a $7 billion project which will support its Artemis programme to put people back on the Moon by 2024.