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The IRU World Congress has addressed a range of challenges and opportunities in transport, mobility and trade. Leaders from industry and government joined the debate.

IRU’s media and communications teams are working closely with Asyad and partners on media and social media outreach across multiple platforms, including broadcast, live streaming and video, print media and online engagement. This will happen before, during and after the Congress, to broaden our audience and to project the event onto the world stage.


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The future of road transport

The future of road transport

Technology and automation will define the future of road transport according to new IRU research, but significant obstacles stand in the way.

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07 February 2019

Is there a future for truck platooning?

Daimler’s recent announcement that, following subpar results during pilot testing, it would be scaling back its investment in truck platooning contrasts with Amazon’s reported testing of Embark’s…
24 October 2018

Innovation and competition in last mile delivery

Professors Emel Aktas and Richard Wilding from Cranfield School of Management outline how automated vehicles, drones and crowdsourcing can make last mile delivery more cost effective, environmentally…
27 September 2018

Road transport industry mobilises to curb cyber threats

Alongside benefits of efficiency and productivity, new tech brings new risks of hacking and disruption to supply chains. Future proofing the road transport sector means building stronger and more…
27 August 2018

Drivers still wanted

No driver working today will need to change careers because of autonomous trucks. Steve Banker looks at why drivers are far from redundant. Mike Reid, the Chief Operating Officer at Embark Trucks,…
27 July 2018

MAN connects the trucks

This summer, MAN launched the world’s first full vehicle platoon. “MAN is taking a leading role in the automatisation and digitalisation of commercial vehicles”, explains Joachim Drees, CEO of MAN…

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