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Sustainable Logistics System Through Longer Trucks
8 April 2021
Potential societal and transport efficiency benefits of introducing longer trucks, also known as High Capacity Transport (HCT), for local distribution and deliveries of goods to the nearest combined terminal are being investigated in an ongoing project, HCT Intermodal.
Cooperation is the key to driving developments and managing the transition
31 March 2021
The theme of CLOSER's annual conference at the end of March was the move towards a sustainable society. The conference was attended by players from different sectors who looked back at the results of their cooperation within CLOSER and also looked forwards to future ventures and initiatives.
Boosting the impact of EU funded research in the field of freight transport and logistics
26 March 2021
The BOOSTLOG project, a 3 year project funded by the EU through HORIZON 2020, will look into successful implementations of results from EU funded R&I projects and assess the impacts generated. It will also identify gaps and priorities for future funding programmes aimming to boost impact generated from fruture EU funded R&I projects to contribute to EU policy objectives, address societal challenges and increase EU’s competitiveness.
Smart solutions now available for the cities of the future
26 March 2021
A long story about the city of the future set the tone for DenCity's final conference which came at the end of five years of productive project work. In the tale, the densely built-up city has sustainable, compact transport solutions for both goods and passengers which make the city centre quieter and largely emission-free. Can this story become reality?
New project will accelerate the Swedish mobility ecosystem with AI
11 March 2021
AI Driven Mobilitet
Artificial intelligence (AI) holds great potential for a more resource efficient and sustainable society in the future. The mobility industry, like all other industries, will be strongly affected. AI will, for example, be used to predict transport needs and for the maintenance of physical and digital infrastructure and for services in the future mobility system. Therefore, a new initiative on AI Driven Mobility has been launched, engaging important actors within the Swedish mobility ecosystem and AI experts.
New project manager with focus on connected vehicles
8 February 2021
Ted Kruse is the new project manager within CLOSER. Most recently, Ted comes from a unit within Volvo Group Trucks Technology with responsibility for the long-term technological development of Volvo's electrical and software architecture. This...
An automatic coupling that will make rail transport more efficient is tested in Luleå
4 February 2021
An automatic railway coupling that will save time and simplify transport processes is currently being tested in Luleå to ensure that it can withstand winter weather conditions.
A project to strengthen the Swedish freight transport system
3 February 2021
"Resilient and sustainable freight transport systems in an uncertain future" is a project which aims to strengthen the Swedish freight transport system and safeguard future deliveries of goods and critical necessities. A preliminary study will take place during the spring which will survey how COVID-19 and the subsequent crisis are affecting supply chains and identify the obstacles in the way of a move to a more resilient transport system.
New senior advisor with a focus on logistics with a focus on transport
13 January 2021
Jonas Böös has been a new senior advisor at CLOSER since the autumn and contributes with insight and knowledge of logistics issues with a focus on transport. In addition to his new role at CLOSER, Jonas works as a logistics consultant.
365 days with battery electric refuse truck
17 December 2020
Within the framework of the DenCity project, electric refuse trucks have been tested in 2020, here you can see how well it is going. Listen to one of the experts behind the project but also how the drivers think it goes!
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