With urban freight deliveries becoming more common due to a rapid increase in e-commerce, cities are looking for new ways to tackle increased congestion and pollution from increased numbers of light commercial vehicles (LCVs). One unusual approach that has been 'delivering' significant results is the micro-logistics approach to urban freight. The City of Frankfurt am Main, UPS, partners IHK Frankfurt am Main and House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) GmbH have been experimenting with bicycles in micro-logistics.
Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Europe provides an opportunity to source the latest manufacturing solutions along the hybrid and EV supply chain including electrical powertrains and components, battery management systems, materials and equipment.
Co-located with The Battery Show Europe, the two industry-leading events will feature more than 400 manufacturers and service providers from across the hybrid and EV supply chain, providing an unrivalled opportunity to source next-generation solutions for passenger, commercial and industrial vehicles.
Everything is Changing will reveal the latest advances and newest roadmaps in this radically changing industry. The conference will include presentations from long-standing market experts as well as new entrants, to ensure important breakthroughs are shared from across the industry.
The event will focus on identifying rich pickings for chemicals and intermediate materials suppliers and others, whilst aiming to understand disruptive change from:
The international two-day conference “Charge Days – Connecting Conference”, organised by the Bochum University of Applied Sciences and the CharIN e.V. (Charging Interface Initiative e.V.), is a communication platform with the main focus on charging technology and infrastructure. By discussing decisive factors with multidisciplinary participants and finding solutions for optimising the entire charging process the acceptance for electric mobility will be advanced.
Conference focal areas:
Autonomous vehicle technology has the potential to revolutionise the commercial and off-highway vehicle industry by improving safety and dramatically increasing productivity and efficiency, while significantly reducing costs.
The iVT Autonomous Industrial Vehicle Technology Symposium will bring together R&D engineers, robotics experts, OEMs, autonomous vehicle systems hardware and software engineers, test and development experts, and heads of design and engineering from around the world.
Under the sub-brand, We Share, Volkswagen are set to introduce a city-level car-sharing scheme, which utilises entirely electric vehicles (EVs).
Berlin is the first city selected for the scheme roll-out, with a total 1,500 e-Golfs available when the scheme commences. This will be followed by 500 e-up! vehicles in the second quarter of 2019. From 2020, the plan is to replace these vehicles with models from the new VW I.D. range.
How has mobility changed in Germany? The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure studied almost a million journeys made in 2017 by over 156,000 households.
The study found that Germans travel slightly less on an average day compared to 2008, with a drop from 90% to 85%. however, the number of kilometres travelled per journey increased slightly.
The car remains the dominant and popular mode of transport, while bike, bus and train are becoming more popular. The steady growth of individual motorised traffic in the last decades is stagnating.
Most transport professionals in the sector of sustainable urban mobility would probably agree that the chances of encouraging someone to switch mode are higher when their life circumstances change. But why is it that hard for people to switch modes and what determines our behaviour? A research project carried out in Berlin by environmental psychologist Sebastian Bamberg from the FH Bielefeld was dedicated to this topic.
The 2019 Summit on "Transport Connectivity for Regional Integration" will be held from 22 to 24 May 2019 in Leipzig, Germany
The Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum is the world's largest gathering of transport ministers and the premier global transport policy event.