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Women, transport and logistics: an interview with Dr. Phanthian Zuesongdham

“No Women on Board” is an old (and backward) sailors’ superstition. Women were said to bring bad luck on board a ship due to the possibility they might be a distraction for the sailors. Dr Phanthian Zuesongdham proves how wrong this is, in our fourth interview of the #womenonthemove2019 campaign. Phanthian has made transport and logistics her way of life. With over 20 years of experience in the logistics sector, she has become an important figurehead in the port of Hamburg and the Hamburg Port Authority, where she is Head of Digital and Business Transformation. She has also played an important role in AEOLIX, ERTICO-led transport and logistics project, which recently held its final event....

ERTICO ACTIVITIES

Hackathon winner e3charge to present its ChargeSharing solution

The European project NeMo (Hyper Network for Electro Mobility) is pleased to announce the winner of the NeMo Hackathon: the “ChargeSharing” community-based EV charging solution from the German start-up SME e3charge. The NeMo Hackathon was an online competition open to entities outside the consortium, aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of the Hyper-Network’s open tools for service creation by offering them to third parties to develop new ideas or apps relating to electromobility (B2B or B2C). The solution from e3charge is a community-based network of private electric charging station providers. Based on a similar principle to car sharing, ride sharing or Airbnb, it allows owners of...

PARTNER NEWS

HERE’S HOW Ford will develop SELF-DRIVING VEHICLEs

Since its founding in 1999, a small company in Saline, Michigan has worked on the cutting edge of mobile robotics for numerous clients, including the military. Although not widely known to the public, Quantum Signal helped the military develop software that allowed it to remotely control robotic vehicles from thousands of miles away. It even built a robust simulation environment capable of testing autonomous vehicle designs that’s still in use today. While Quantum Signal has operated in relative obscurity over the past couple of decades, its work has been on our radar at Ford for a while now. Over the past few years, Ford has been assembling a team of uniquely qualified experts in software...

POLICY NEWS

EU Commission is collecting feedback on safe and automated road transport

This initiative provides a long-term framework for planning research and pre-deployment programmes for driverless vehicles across the EU and nationally. This is in line with the May 2018 Communication ‘On the road to automated mobility: an EU strategy for mobility of the future’. Through the initiative, all relevant research and innovation activities can be streamlined, creating opportunities for integrated mobility solutions. The Commission would like to hear your views! Roadmaps are open for feedback for 4 weeks. Feedback will be taken into account for further development and fine tuning of the initiative. The Commission will summarise the input received in a synopsis report explaining...

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