Keep Up with Optiyol #5

March 02, 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 ai, optimization, sustainability and market news.


1- ​​Tens of thousands of Teslas could be incapable of fully-autonomous driving because they lack a standard microchip, report says

“Tesla decided not to install the chip amid the global semiconductor shortage”


The tangible impacts of the supply chain crisis.


2- Europe Aims to Boost Microchip Output With Cash and Relaxed Aid Rules

“The effort to increase semiconductor production in Europe comes amid a global supply crunch that has over the past year affected a range of products, from cars to smartphones and home appliances.”


Governments started to respond to the crisis to increase supply.


3- Amazon is raising the price of its annual Prime membership by $20

“With the continued expansion of Prime member benefits as well as the rise in wages and transportation costs, Amazon will increase the price of a Prime membership in the US,"


Hard to absorb increasing costs, optimization can help to keep it under control.


4- Sorry, the Global Supply Chain Ate My Homework

“Michael Knemeyer, a professor of logistics at Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, said some high-school students applying to college are asking about careers in supply-chain management, which rarely occurred before the pandemic.”


The magnitude of the problem created widespread interest, supply chains need fresh talent.


5- An autonomous delivery robot can climb stairs, and may be the next big innovation in last-mile delivery

“...robots developed by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and CARNET have a standout feature — they're able to go up and down stairs,”


Last mile penetration of robots will extend to “last-stairs”.


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