Keep Up with Optiyol #16

September 13, 2022

Optiyol, as a transportation-focused tech company, periodically collects 5 notable news and pieces about transportation, logistics, supply chain solutions, autonomous cars, digitalization, the rise of ai, optimization, sustainability and market news.


1- Freight forwarders’ earnings amid carrier-rate volatility

The supply-chain crisis has driven an increase in freight rates, with implications for freight forwarders’ earnings. Understanding the relationship between rates and earnings can help freight forwarders navigate the volatile forwarding market.


2- ​​Uber turns to autonomous vehicle startup Nuro for Eats deliveries

Uber will use Nuro autonomous delivery vehicles to shuttle meals and other goods to its Eats customers as part of a 10-year commercial deal between the two companies.


3- United to Invest $15 Million in Flying-Taxi Maker Backed by Embraer

The airline said it has struck a conditional agreement to buy 200 of the four-passenger electric aircraft Eve is developing, with options to buy another 200.


4- The 2024 Checy Equinox EV is Priced to Be Everyone’s First Electric Vehicle

​​General Motors wants to be the biggest seller of electric vehicles in the world, and the new 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV is intended to play a major role in that effort.


5- Germany is now generating nearly a third of its electricity from coal as it scrambles to replace Russian gas before winter

Germany is relying more on coal to generate electricity, as Russian gas cuts force the country to seek alternative sources of fuel before winter.


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