Fuel optimisation is put to real test in long haul drive from Turkey to Italy

The optiTruck project will launch this week a real-life test of its fuel optimisation module, in the form of a long-haul delivery mission across Europe carrying shipments for IKEA and Electrolux. The project aims to reduce the fuel consumption of heavy trucks by up to 20%, and will put its Global Optimiser to the test with this transport mission through Turkey, Greece and Italy, in a baseline truck and a testbed truck equipped with the system.   Two Ford F-Max Comfort Plus tractors with Otokar semi-trailers will depart from Uşak, Turkey on 17 July carrying a shipment for IKEA, who partnered with optiTruck for this purpose. After taking the ferry from Igoumenitsa (GR) to Brindisi (IT),...


The future of the global freight and logistics industry is presented in London

Eusebiu Catana, AEOLIX Project Coordinator and Senior Manager at ERTICO-ITS Europe, presented AEOLIX and FENIX –  A European Federated Network of Information eXchange in LogistiXStudy – a new CEF project launching in September 2019 at the 6th International Physical Internet Conference – IPIC 2019.  The future of the global freight and logistics industry was the key topic during a 3-day conference in London which took place from 9 to 11 July. AEOLIX and FENIX were presented in several of sessions on logistics and supply chain during the conference on Thursday, 11 July 2019.


Continental is building the first fully integrated Axle Drive for mass production

The move from combustion engines to electric drives will fundamentally change the automotive world. Continental is shaping this transformation from a leading position – and has been for years. The technology company is now presenting at the IAA 2019 the third generation of electric powertrains, with the new, very high-performance, light and compact axle drive set to take to the roads in various electric models from several Chinese and European manufacturers later this year. “We are promoting new mobility solutions with pioneering technologies. Our electric drives form a key element of innovative vehicles – from both established manufacturers and start-up companies,” said Andreas Wolf, CEO...


EU Cybersecurity Act brings EU-wide rules on cybersecurity certification

On 27 June the European Cybersecurity Act entered into force, setting the new mandate of ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, and establishing the European cybersecurity certification framework. With the entry into force of the Cybersecurity Act, a new course is starting for ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, which will enjoy a permanent mandate, increased responsibilities and resources. First example of its kind, the European cybersecurity certification framework establishes the governance and rules for EU-wide certification of ICT products, processes and services. Click here to read more. Source: European Commission

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