IRU World Congress postponed
As COVID-19 is presenting unprecedented global challenges and considering the current uncertainty associated with planning major events during the second half of this year, IRU has taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s World Congress, which was scheduled to take place on 19-21 October in Berlin.
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Is there a future for truck platooning?
Daimler’s recent announcement that, following subpar results during pilot testing, it would be scaling back its investment in truck platooning contrasts with Amazon’s reported testing of Embark’s autonomous trucks for its private delivery fleet.
Hyperloop is here
IRU speaks to Juan Vicén IRU speaks to Juan Vicén, Cofounder and Chief of Communications of Zeleros Hyperloop – joint winner of the IRU/Road Ventures startup competition. He explains the nuts and bolts – or the coils and magnets – of the Zeleros hyperloop system. With the first test-track due to be launched in 2019 – hyperloopis fast becoming a transport reality.
Future challenges in urban mobility
Part of the “Future Proofing Your Business” hub at the World Congress, this roundtable focused on understanding the future urban mobility landscape.
Autonomous road transport: ready to roll?
Autonomous trucks, taxis and buses will disrupt the transport industry in the years to come. The first driverless trials have already taken place but their full-scale deployment is still a long way ahead and their large-scale deployment will not be an easy journey. What does autonomous driving mean for transport operators? Will autonomous vehicles be a solution for everyone, everywhere? When will these vehicles become a reality?
A time for sharing
A time for sharing IRU speaks to Stefan Kukman, founder of CargoX – joint winner of the IRU/Road Ventures startup competition.
United Nations backs the Muscat Compact
UNECE Executive Secretary, Olga Algayerova, signs the Muscat Compact – a roadmap for the future of road transport, mobility, trade and logistics. Today’s signing is a strong endorsement of this ambitious public-private endeavour to take control of the future of transport, by using innovation to overcome current challenges and uncertainty.
Data is the new oil
Part of the “Embracing Innovation” hub at the World Congress, this roundtable assessed the impact of big data on the road transport industry.
Embracing the future
The last session of the IRU World Congress, followed two fruitful days of discussion on innovation, road transport governance and the challenges of future-proofing business activities. What did we learn from the World Congress? How should road transport leaders address existing and future challenges? And how will the momentum gathered in Oman be leveraged in the future?
Innovation and competition: staying ahead of the curve
New business models are dramatically disrupting business operations of transport operators. To remain competitive, it is important that transport operators understand where the industry is going and the best practices to integrate in their business activities. Otherwise, they risk being replaced by new entrants in the market. How should transport operators understand the potential of innovation? What can they learn from other disruptive sectors and how can they stay ahead of the market?
Road transport, a revolution in the making
Global mobility has dramatically changed over the past 70 years but is the most important shift yet to come? The 21st century will see road transport becoming increasingly digital, connected and automated. This brings up some very important questions.
Moving in the 21st century: road transport, mobility and trade
With globalisation, new trade hubs are emerging and reshaping global trade routes. This puts new pressure on regulatory convergence across the world. At the same time, worldwide transport infrastructure investment is projected to increase at an average annual rate of about 5%
Bridging the innovation gap
Bridging the Innovation Gap IRU’s industry survey, launched at the World Congress last week, reveals that in the face of geopolitical and economic uncertainty, technology-driven innovation will be key to meeting the challenges of tomorrow. So where do we start? Here, Boris Blanche explains how we can reap the benefits of technology. But warns that the industry must first fix the fundamentals to prepare for the innovations that are coming.
World Congress brings the industry together to drive change
IRU World Congress brings the industry together to drive change The launch of a new industry survey kicked off two days of discussion, problem solving, lessons learned and next generation best practices. It concluded in Muscat today, with the signing of a new industry roadmap.
Landmark world transport industry roadmap signed at IRU World Congress
Landmark world transport industry roadmap signed at IRU World Congress The IRU World Congress closes today with the endorsement of the Muscat Compact – a roadmap for the future of road transport, mobility, trade and logistics.
CargoX and Zeleros Hyperloop win the IRU World Congress Startup Competition
CargoX and Zeleros Hyperloop win the IRU World Congress Startup Competition Six finalists had the opportunity to face the judges in Oman during the IRU World Congress this week, culminating in a live pitching session during the final plenary, when the jury awarded the USD 100,000 direct investment prize to CargoX and Zeleros Hyperloop.
IRU brings international passenger transport event Busworld to Oman
IRU brings international passenger transport event BusWorld to Oman
China and Eurasia committed to facilitate transcontinental TIR transports
A China-Eurasia TIR roundtable took place earlier today on the side-lines of the IRU World Congress in Muscat. The discussion focused on enhancing connectivity and boosting cooperation between China and Eurasian countries.
IRU recognises industry legend, Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Schmidt
IRU recognises industry legend, Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Schmidt IRU President, Christian Labrot, announced today at meetings in Oman, the unanimous decision to award the distinction of IRU Honorary Member to a well-known member of the IRU family – Professor Dr. Karlheinz Schmidt, in recognition of the years he has dedicated to supporting IRU’s work in the transport industry.
Sustainable transport policies unite IRU members
Sustainable transport policies unite IRU members