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      October 24, 2022

      “Smart Tires” White Paper Provides Valuable Reference on Digital Solutions for Sustainable Logistics

      • Selection of contributions provides different perspectives on the digitalization and automation of vehicles and fleets
      • Leading experts from the transport industry report on the state of play in R&D
      • International Continental fleet customers share their real-world experience of using digital solutions

      Hanover, October 24, 2022. Energy costs are currently soaring to dizzying heights and supply chains have ground to a halt, creating a challenging market environment in which haulage and logistics companies must go about their daily business. However, digitalization and automation are helping to ensure their fleets are efficient, safe and sustainable. The “Smart Tires” White Paper explores the topic of digital solutions from various perspectives and provides an overview of trends and developments in the logistics sector. It invites users, experts and academics to have their say under the keywords “cost effectiveness”, “predictive maintenance”, “operational safety and sustainability” and “new forms of mobility”. They report on the potential of digital solutions and the benefits of networked fleets and vehicles, and look ahead to new forms of mobility and autonomous driving. Thoroughly researched articles and accessible contributions – including interviews, statements, videos, podcasts and infographics – provide a concise overview and an informed introduction to the topic.

      Potential of digitalization and networking of fleets

      The “Smart Tires” White Paper gives customers in Germany and other countries with many years of experience using digital solutions a platform to bring their thoughts to the table. Sensor experts Niklas Vauth and Sven Wilhelmsen offer an insight into their work and explain where sensor technology is heading; the VDA (German Association of the Automotive Industry) addresses how vehicles are becoming communication hubs; the Würzburg-based Institute for Applied Logistics identifies concrete solutions for sustainable logistics; and car-sharing provider SHARE NOW Denmark outlines the potential of smart tires for new forms of mobility through the interplay of telematics data and algorithms.

      Digital solutions is one of the most important topics in the logistics and transport industry. And the new White Paper (full title: “Smart Tires – Digital solutions for efficient and sustainable logistics”, length: 27 pages) brings together valuable background information, photos, topic ideas and contact details with this in mind.

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