Smart logistics

. Innovations such as self-driving trucks, vans and delivery robots, AGVs, robotisation in warehouses, Internet of Things, augmented reality, localisation, blockchain and machine learning.

The world of transport and logistics is facing a major challenge. Innovations such as self-driving trucks, vans and delivery robots, AGVs, robotization in warehouses, Internet of Things, augmented reality, localization, blockchain and machine learning will lead to a fully interconnected system – the physical internet or logistics 4.0 – in which transport will become more efficient and cheaper. At the same time, the shortage of drivers is increasing, and transport still causes a large part of CO2-emissions and congestion.

Technology

But how are we going to apply the technology? Some laws and regulations do not allow this yet. What can we do with the experimentation law? Standards are still lacking and R&D resources in a fragmented logistics sector are limited. And how do we deal with shared ownership and data (privacy)?

What impact do the developments have on the environmental zones of cities and, for example, on supplies? How can we combine parcel delivery by robots with returns and waste collection?

Market

The market is developing rapidly. But there is a lack of long-term roadmaps and well-developed business cases based on an application by a problem owner. As a result, the real innovation will not get off the ground.

By organizing and organizing the hopscotch jump, the time-to-market can be accelerated in collaboration with the market and education. As a result, the Netherlands can take a leading role in this theme, in which it has always been a pioneer.