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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