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Supply chain
NTT DATA and SAP APJ collaborate on improving supply chains
The solution, Connected Product, is a jointly developed offering that extends the strategic alliance between NTT and SAP SE, formed in 2020.
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Transport
Third-party automotive apps bear significant privacy risks
Mobile applications for connected cars provide various features to make life easier for motorists, but they can also be a source of risk.
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Cloud
Getac and Optalert expand partnership to promote industrial safety
Getac’s ZX70 Android tablets will be used to support Optalert’s Eagle Industrial early-warning drowsiness detection system for use in mining and transportation.
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Enterprise Resource Planning / ERP
CES selects SYSPRO to address business inefficiencies
Caravan Electrical Solutions (CES) has chosen SYSPRO to aid in its handling of business inefficiencies as the company experiences rapid growth.
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Cloud
Masabi receives Accel-KKR investment for better ticketing commerce solutions
The funding is set to allow the company to provide further innovation within the Fare Payments-as-a-Service market.
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SaaS
FedEx Express teams up with SaaS eCommerce platform
FedEx reports that BigCommerce merchants in Australia and New Zealand are signing up for the FedEx-BigCommerce alliance program.
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Cloud
Sydney Trains advances cloud-first strategy with Tricentis
"We look at transport as a whole. We want to get you all the way from your home to wherever you want to go and ensure your travels are as seamless as possible.”
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Logistics
FedEx Express launches new priority service for international market
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has announced the launch of FedEx International Priority® Express (IPE), which offers customers who ship internationally the flexibility to schedule delivery by 10:30 am or noon to select destinations worldwide.
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Research
Great expectations: Kiwi consumers may be let down over Christmas
New research has revealed Kiwis have expectations of quick, cheap and free delivery in the age of online shopping, but expected delays over the Christmas period may cause a change in generally positive attitudes.
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Artificial Intelligence
AI to predict future of transport
A new project plans to use artificial intelligence to predict traffic congestion in a bid to optimise traffic in larger cities and improve road safety. 
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Disruption
New study looks at tech disruption and skills gap in Australia's transport sector
The iMOVE Cooperative Research Centre and RMIT University will undertake a study to map emerging skills gaps and training needs in the sector that has been highly disrupted by technology.
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Logistics
Location tech crucial for the future of transport and logistics, research finds
The transport and logistics sector has been hard hit by recent events, however location technologies are paving the way for post COVID-19 growth and, as a result, commercial telematics system revenue in Asia-Pacific is set to hit US$14 billion by 2025.
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Transport
Veovo launches solution to empower train operators following COVID-19
Veovo has released its Passenger Density Management solution, designed to assist rail and metro operators to measure, understand and manage crowd density, to support social distancing.
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Big Data
Research: Transportation analytics market set to boom
According to a new report, it is set to hit US$21.8 Billion by 2027 driven by urbanisation, the growth of big data and smart city initiatives.
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Auckland Council
New e-scooters arrive in Auckland after death of Lime, Wave
Neuron Mobility is one of four e-scooter companies with a licence to deploy across Auckland, bringing 880 bright orange scooters to the streets.
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Autonomous Vehicle
Five ways the UK plans to embrace a driverless future
The UK plans to have self-driving vehicles up and running on roads by 2030. In the 11 years leading up to that goal, there’s a careful approach to the rollout.
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Internet of Things
Newcastle smart city initiatives win two IDC awards
The City of Newcastle won awards for two of the 14 categories in the IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards 2019.
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Wellington City Council
NZ owned e-scooter service rolls into Wellington
Following a growing global trend, New Zealand-owned electric scooter share company Flamingo is launching in the capital June 18.
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Internet of Things
Seven Aussie projects shortlisted in IDC's Smart Cities Awards
The nominated projects include three from Newcastle alone and span smart water metering, solar farms, virtualization and transport.
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Cloud
Uber wants you to hail a speedboat in Mumbai
“Uber Boat will enable riders in Mumbai to request a speedboat at the tap of a button through the Uber app."
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Transport
How taxis are advancing the IoT industry
The transportation industry shows how a technology like IoT can be applied, built on, and provide new opportunities with the data it collects.
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New Zealand
Intelligent transport technology vital in Auckland Transport’s 10-year plan
"We're already seeing many improvements in real-time travel information which enable commuters and businesses to make informed transport choices.”
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Transport for NSW
Transport in NSW: do easier 'tap ons' make for compromised security?
Commuters will now be able to 'tap on' with credit cards or digital wallets, but they might be opening themselves up to security threats in doing so.
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Cartech
Uber aims to ‘elevate’ its service with flying taxis
According to Uber vertical takeoff and landing aircraft will bring far-reaching changes to global cities.