The digital association Bitkom has expressed skepticism about the current decisions of the EU Council of Ministers on the EU directive on the law of contract for digital content. This is intended to introduce a specific consumer right for digital goods such as apps, music, films or games, as well as online services provided at EU level.
The Telematics Conference of TIS addressed the question of which megatrends are really relevant for the industry in the long run – and which ones can only be looked at as a ”hype”. Whether autonomous driving, Internet of Things or Wearable Technologies – the 4th InnoMATIK in top-class presentations delivered material for discussion and reflection on the future of the logistics industry. In addition to technical issues this time also the 30-year anniversary of TIS was a major event on the agenda and was extensively celebrated with more than 90 visitors on the evening of May 18th.
Especially in logistics and transport, the importance of big data continuously increases. Yet, no one exactly knows the actual extend of Big Data. In order to better grasp the concept, we asked the consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
This year we were particularly excited to exhibit at transport logistic trade fair in Munich: Because we have not only restructured our entire portfolio under a new umbrella brand, but had a highly innovative new TIS solution on board, waiting to be presented to prospects and customers. Of course, now we were particularly looking forward to the feedback among the logistics community.
Arsenic Bandurian of Motorola Solutions (now Zebra Technologies) has raised an interesting question in his blog: What does the announcement of Windows 10 mean for the future of enterprise-class Windows E8.1H, just after the first professional devices equipped with it have been released to the market 20 months after the announcement.
For us the POST-EXPO in Stockholm was our second visit to a fair in the still quite new “CEP biotope”. As we have started to realize some projects in the parcel area now, this market has become an exciting field for us. In Stockholm we have therefore used the opportunity to meet up with decision makers in the CEP sector and to show what a powerful instrument PSV3 can also be for CEP companies.
At the IAA Nutzfahrzeuge, the trade show for commercial vehicles, visitors were amazed, as this year the first delivery bicycles were exhibited at the fair. Robustly built – and even mobile with a good 200 pound load weight thanks to an electric motor – the cargo bikes are the climate-neutral trucks of the bicycle industry. Especially for the CEP industry the delivery bikes could be a real alternative for city traffic.
On October 16, 2014, the 3rd Innovation Forum Telematics is held in Bocholt by us. We invite you to discuss in a relaxed atmosphere with other experts and practitioners the entire day.
Highlight of the day is the panel discussion on “B2C general cargo”. High-profile participants guarantee for an exciting and technically informative exchange. The round is moderated by Björn Helmke, former longtime editor of DVZ, with an excellent reputation as an outstanding industry expert.