Reuters Events Whitepaper:
Vans in the City: opening up gridlocked cities to a connected and electrified future
Key talking points in the report:
  • Urban demand keeps growing, but can we keep up?
Already, more than 55% of the global population lives in urban   environments. This is expected to exceed 60% in 2030 and 68% by 2050.

  • Cleaning up delivery and transportation in the city
Electric light commercial vehicles already lead conventionally powered counter parts 54.3% to 40% in buying intention over the next 24 months.

  • Connecting the dots to reduce complexity and congestion
Data represents a huge opportunity to increase efficient flows in urban environments.

  • Leadership and a systemic approach to bring about change
Cities need to make more efforts to consider and incorporate logistics into overall developments and transportation plans.

  • Envisioning a cleaner, smarter city of the future
Cities are complex systems and require an all-encompassing approach that considers the characteristics of each environment.
Expert Whitepaper Contributors include:

  • Trevor Hoyle | Senior Vice President Ground Operations Europe | FedEx
  • Christof Herzig | Director Product Management, Head of Fleet Applications | HERE Technologies
  • Guido Gehlen | Head of Connected Mobility Technology | Vodafone
  • John Lippe, Director | City Engagement | Ford Motor Company
  • Olly Craughan | Head of Sustainability | DPD
  • Rich Balch | Director AV & Mobility | Ford Motor Company
  • Rick Southwood | Director of Operational Services | Yodel
  • Tom Thompson | Founder and Business Lead, Last Mile Delivery | Ford Motor Company
  • Turancan Salur | Regional General Manager | Getir
  • Usha Raghavachari | Innovation Lab Director | D-Ford
  • Peter Staelens | Senior Project Coordinator | Eurocities
  • Karsten Hülsemann | Project Coordination, ULaaDS - Urban Logistics as an on-Demand Service | Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
  • Tu My Tran | Senior Officer, Sustainable Mobility | ICLEI World Secretariat
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