Volvo Trucks and FedEx successfully demonstrate truck platooning

Volvo Trucks North America, together with FedEx and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority, used advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technology to conduct on-highway truck platooning as part of ongoing research collaboration. Volvo Trucks North America has been working closely with FedEx and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA) to expand on-highway operations of Volvo’s Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) in the United States on N.C. 540, the Triangle Expressway. This marks the first public on-highway showcase of platooning technology between a major truck manufacturer and a transportation company in the…

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Taj spearheading women weavers’ training programme

The Indian Hotels Company’s iconic brand  Taj has spearheaded a women weavers’ training programme to facilitate self-employment and income generation. In line with its ethos of preserving indigenous crafts and culture and building sustainable livelihoods, the initiative is breaking the mould in what is considered a male-dominated handloom industry. Taj has been committed to reviving the ancient skill of handloom weaving as a relevant source of employment for over a decade. Since 2008, IHCL has engaged with the weavers to skill and support the community. Through its Livelihood Support Programme, Taj develops and sources silk sarees which…

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67% parcels to be delivered same day by 2023

Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), the global major in rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers, last week announced the results of the Asia-Pacific edition of the Future of Fulfilment Vision Study , a body of research analyzing how manufacturers, transportation and logistics (T&L) firms, and retailers are preparing to meet the growing needs of the on-demand economy.   KEY SURVEY FINDINGS The study revealed that 67 percent of logistics companies expect to provide same-day delivery by 2023 and 55 percent anticipate delivery within a two-hour window by 2028.In addition, 96 percent of survey respondents expect to…

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