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