Mobileye, the Intel-owned driver assist company, announced the results of new case study with P&B Transport showing the dramatic impact its collision avoidance system has had on fleet safety performance. After implementing Mobileye, the transportation and logistics company saw insurance claims drop from $800,000 to $20,000, a 97 percent decrease, the company said in a release. Collision rates dropped by 80 percent, and rear-end collisions were almost completely eliminated. Additionally, the technology yielded greater driver efficiency, thanks to fewer collisions disrupting schedules and taking time away from core operations.
Mobileye made waves earlier this summer when founder Amnon Shashua announced the company was dialing back plans to develop fully autonomous private cars and would focus instead on integrating self-driving technology in robotaxis.
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Amazon now delivers nearly half of its orders, compared with less than 15% in 2017. Over the past decade, shipping and fulfillment costs have risen from about $5.5B in 2010 to about $61.7B in 2018, and they now equal more than a quarter of Amazon’s revenue.
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“The smugglers had hidden the drugs within a cover load of towels, stitching the 1 kg blocks of heroin inside some of the towels. In total, it took my officers nearly six hours — working in the early hours of Saturday morning — to remove the drugs.”
–Jenny Sharp, Border Force assistant director at Felixstowe, on a drug stash discovered in a container stowed on the Maersk Gibraltar at the Port of Felixstowe. (FreightWaves)
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The University of Washington Urban Freight Lab released the results of a pilot study showing how curb space might be reallocated to lessen the traffic impacts of Uber and Lyft drivers who are making pick ups and drop offs. The research team added more passenger load zones along with geofencing technology that guided drivers and riders to designated load and unload locations. The results indicate that creating a designated space for passenger loading can discourage double-parking and reduce traffic conflicts.
Hammer down, everyone!