This week’s TIR transit linking China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan marks China’s first inbound TIR customs transit operation, offering savings of up to USD 500 on each shipment and improving transport facilitation along a key Belt and Road corridor.
TIR is the preferred trade facilitation tool – with digitalisation essential – for the activation of the International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC), connecting India, Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia and Central Asia.
Uber is teaming up with Lime to offer the company's electric scooters through its app. The ride-hailing company is also investing in Lime as part of a $335 million funding round. It's the latest indication that Uber is serious about diversifying beyond ride hailing.
Researchers from Ford and Vanderbilt University have conducted one of the largest demonstrations of its kind showing that widespread use of adaptive cruise control (ACC) could help minimize the problem of ‘phantom’ traffic jams.
One of the leading UK environmental monitoring companies, EarthSense, is equipping buses in Oxfordshire with sensors to measure levels of air quality to measure both emissions and street air pollution levels while they are on route.