Transport & Logistics

Advances in artificial intelligence and the use of big data will see freight companies jettison drivers, delivery groups switch to using robots, and transport companies become far more efficient, but what will these changes mean for jobs?

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Unions warn that millions of drivers’ jobs will be disrupted

Truckers face constant delays as border checks and congestion take their toll

Debate rages over whether enough new jobs will be created

Road pricing is finding favour but driving-related taxation would be more expensive to collect

Pavement-based droid groups must work out how to scale up, and compete for space

Using a single card or mobile phone for multiple forms of transport is becoming more common

Technology is bringing the ‘physical internet’ a step nearer, so goods can be shipped according to space available on shared resources

The industry must justify its relevance to transportation as a whole