Building smart transport in Moscow

McKinsey

Moscow addressed its road and public transit congestion problems and developed one of the world’s smartest and most-used public transportation systems. Here’s how. Our Insights

Technology Is Changing Transportation, and Cities Should Adapt

Harvard Business

Research has shown , for example, that the more people use shared private transportation like ride-hailing apps, the more likely they are to also use public transit. Some have chosen a wait-and-see approach, opting to watch mobility trends and develop policy responses as needed as trends play out. This approach has merit, given how difficult it is to predict the behaviors of traditional transport businesses, advanced mobility services, and city residents.

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Drivers Not Needed: Tesla "Autopilot" Software Allows Self-Parking Without Driver; Completely Driverless Public Transport Test in Arizona

MishTalk

Driverless transport to and from airports and around college campuses is the logical next step. Completely Driverless Public Transport Test in Arizona Spectrum reports Uber Could Be First to Test Completely Driverless Cars in Public Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has made no secret about wanting robots to replace human drivers in his rideshare service—and now he’s found somewhere to develop them. "Autopilot" Self-Parking Hate parking cars in tight spaces in garages or streets?

Taxiing for takeoff: The flying cab in your future

McKinsey

How big is the potential market for personal air mobility, and what will it take to develop it successfully? Insights on Travel, Transport & Logistics

What Inclusive Urban Development Can Look Like

Harvard Business

One of us is an urban theorist, the other a community-focused real estate developer. The bar was set high: The district would need to create jobs, engage the surrounding community, inspire connection between the existing neighborhood and the broader city, preserve historical identity, and incubate entrepreneurship — all while making economic sense as a development. Developers have two primary ways to help create new and better jobs.

4 Things That Are Required Right Now

The Fearless Marketer

Are you developing new materials, reports, programs, models, or services? Look at all the game-changing business developments in the past twenty years: The Internet, Amazon, Streaming videos, Starbucks, Uber, and Social Media of all kinds.

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Technology delivered: Implications for cost, customers, and competition in the last-mile ecosystem

McKinsey

What’s the outlook for the last-mile delivery ecosystem, given rapid development in technology? Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsHow will technological advances affect unit economics, customers, and competitive dynamics?

IoT Disruptions in 3 Industries and What You Can Learn From Them

Tom Spencer

The massive benefits seen in Australia from the development of digital technology include increased living standards, shrinking distances through telecommunications, improved efficiency for businesses and government, as well as a larger workforce. Transport and Logistics. The efficient transport of both goods and people is a key aspect of the smooth running of any economy. Internet agriculture communications IoT transport

Spain Seeks €60 Billion of Juncker's Alleged €315 Billion Development Fund; Vaporware Funding

MishTalk

Yesterday, Spain Requested €60 Billion of Juncker''s Alleged €315 Billion Development Fund. Guindos stressed the priorities for the Government are energy interconnections, transport and R & D. Via translation from La Vanguardia. Economy Minister, Luis de Guindos, said Tuesday that Spain has submitted projects worth around 60 billion euros to the President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, who aims to mobilize 315,000 billion euros.

Expanding the Reach of Primary Care in Developing Countries

Harvard Business

While advances in health care in the developed world often emphasize new technologies, in developing lower- and middle-income countries simply expanding the reach of basic primary care services is crucial to improving health. In developing countries, primary care tends to be delivered by a mix of public and private sector providers.

Developing a Strategy for a Life of Meaningful Labor

Harvard Business

The people who are most successful in the long term are those who have abundant supplies of what I call career fuel: transportable skills, meaningful experiences, and enduring relationships. Transportable skills include problem solving, being adept at persuading others, getting things done, and knowing how to take smart risks. On Labor Day, Americans celebrate the value of work, community, and the activists who earned the rights and protections that U.S. employees enjoy today.

How One Startup Developed a Sales Model That Works in Emerging Markets

Harvard Business

In addition, stoves are difficult to transport from demo to demo. Inspired by Domino’s motorbike deliverymen in Mumbai, with boxes that can maintain the heat of the pizza, our boxes attach to Burners’ motorbikes, making it easy to transport stoves to demonstrations or home deliveries. Local experts, attentive networks, and an easy way to transport stoves — what more do you need?

How Arizona Is Leading the Autonomous Vehicle Revolution - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM ARIZONA COMMERCE AUTHORITY

Harvard Business

Self-driving vehicles, once a science fiction technology, are rapidly becoming a reality that promises to transform our lives – making it safer and more efficient to move people and goods, while reinventing our thinking about transportation. Arizona startup Local Motors developed “Ollie,” the self-driving bus here. In addition, UA researchers and the Maricopa County Department of Transportation have received funding from the U.S.

The Ansoff Matrix

Tom Spencer

THE Ansoff Matrix (referred to by some commentators as the Product/Market Expansion Grid) was developed by a Russian-American mathematician named Igor Ansoff , and first explained in his 1957 Harvard Business Review article entitled Strategies for Diversification. The Ansoff Matrix can help a firm devise a product-market growth strategy by focusing on four growth alternatives: Market Penetration, Market Development, Product Development, and Diversification.

The Right and Wrong Ways to Regulate Self-Driving Cars

Harvard Business

“Self-driving” or “smart” cars will simply become whatever we call the next generation of transportation technology. legal system is already having trouble keeping up with the pace of developments in transportation. For centuries, the principal assumption behind our transportation supply chain, one baked deeply into the legal system, is that cars are dangerous — or, to be more specific, that drivers are.

Hard Questions on Our Transition to Driverless Cars

Harvard Business

Given how central automotive transportation is to our cities, commerce, and daily lives, saying that AI will change life as we know it is no understatement. This distinction is important because the driver is typically the most expensive part of a transport business, be it taxi services, last-mile logistics, or long-haul trucking. Transportation. Where and how do we develop a relationship with cities? Economics & Society Supply chain Transportation Digital Article

How Ford Is Thinking About the Future

Harvard Business

Instead, Ford has had to develop new norms and new competencies to meet its new challenges. Develop a portfolio of new business models. Indeed, the Dearborn, Michigan company is assembling a broad portfolio of ventures led by teams organized into four groups: Ford X is charged with discovering and developing new business ideas and managing the Transportation Mobility Cloud, which is aimed at enabling vehicles, objects, and city infrastructure to communicate.

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What Should an Apple Car Be?

Harvard Business

Apple is so great at connectivity, aesthetics, and entertainment that any vehicle they develop will incorporate these as table stakes. One way to appeal to this demographic (and to the parents who often finance young drivers’ transportation) is to focus on safety. Innovation Strategy Transportation Digital ArticleTim Cook recently confirmed that Apple is working on ‘autonomous systems.’

Technology Is Changing What a Premium Automotive Brand Looks Like

Harvard Business

Leaders in every industry are no doubt keeping a vigilant eye on such developments, yet one very important aspect of this disruption has been largely overlooked: technology fundamentally changes what makes your brand premium. This final and most strategic shift could create a historic opening for new automakers — including EV makers in developing countries such as China, and self-driving/EV start-ups by internet companies. JEWEL SAMAD/Staff/Getty Images.

To Understand the Future of Tesla, Look to the History of GM

Harvard Business

But in 1904, after his first time seeing a car in Flint, Michigan, he was one of the first to see that the future was going to be in a radically new form of transportation powered by internal combustion engines. And 100 years later Elon Musk would see that the future of transportation was no longer in internal combustion engines and build the next great automobile company. Business history Entrepreneurship Innovation Transportation Digital ArticleHBR Staff.

Driverless Cars Will Change Auto Insurance. Here’s How Insurers Can Adapt

Harvard Business

At the same time, they should be developing new product offerings in areas including cyber insurance and product liability for software and sensors. Market participants who can collect, organize and analyze this data will have inherent advantages over those with less developed capabilities. Second, they can develop the needed actuarial framework and models. Business models Risk management Technology Transportation Automotive Financial Services Digital Article

How Volvo Reinvented Itself Through Hiring

Harvard Business

Developing what we call an “M&A strategy for talent” is one way to overcome this. Between 2011 and 2015, the company added 3,000 new people in engineering and development. Third, the company developed a strong system for integrating that new talent. Change management Talent management Transportation Digital ArticleGerald Lord/Getty Images. Many legacy companies would like to transform themselves into agile, talent-first organizations.

Uber Can’t Be Fixed — It’s Time for Regulators to Shut It Down

Harvard Business

It was Lyft that first invited drivers to provide transportation through their personal vehicles. In normalizing violations, therefore, Uber has shifted the entire urban transport business and set an example for other sectors. It’s certainly true that, in many cases, companies that have developed a dysfunctional management culture have changed by bringing in new leaders. Business law Entrepreneurship Organizational culture Transportation Digital Article

Combatting COVID-19 in Emerging Markets

Tom Spencer

As COVID-19 continues to sweep across the globe, tools that complement these NPI’s are being developed to effectively curb the spread of the disease. Much less emphasis has been placed on developing tools suitable for emerging markets and the businesses in these economies.

How to Accelerate the Adoption of Digital Health Technology

Harvard Business

Two CareMore Health initiatives serve as examples: One provides patients with non-emergency transportation, and the other is a new secure platform for clinical team communication and collaboration. Many have suggested ride sharing as a solution to improve access to non-emergency medical transportation. CareMore was able to improve patient satisfaction with rides, shorten wait times, and lower overall health plan transportation costs by more than $1 million a year.

Freelance programming

QEmploy

Freelancing is a viable option for developers to earn money while working at other jobs or starting own business. Flexibility is the key feature of being a freelance developer. This article covers answers to key questions to become a freelance developer. You need to develop a set of hard and soft skills to become freelance programmer. So it is very important to develop both hard and soft skills to become a freelance developer.

Lessons from Detroit: Three Reasons Why Your employees Resists Lean

Markovitz Consulting

Not many companies give workers time off to develop public speaking skills or fundamental MS Office competence, even though those skills are useful in leading shop floor improvements. Extra skills training, overtime pay, early morning or late night transportation to and from work, etc. In 2014, The Greening of Detroit (TGD), an environmental non-profit, was pushing hard to reforest the city after years of neglect.

How Do You Interact with Your Customers and Prospects in Times of Crisis and Uncertainty?

Alan Weiss

Hesitant: These people are “on the fence,” waiting for “developments” that may take 24 hours or 24 weeks. The banks are not failing, transportation is accessible, technology is often saving the day. .

10 Flaws with Mainstream Economics

Tom Spencer

In order to develop a more coherent world view that can reliably inform individual, business and government decision making, we must be willing to question some of the basic ideas that are foundational to mainstream economic thinking.

9 Out of 10 People Are Willing to Earn Less Money to Do More-Meaningful Work

Harvard Business

Managers and organizations seeking to bolster meaning will need to proactively support their employees’ pursuit of personal growth and development alongside the more traditional professional development opportunities. People in our study in service-oriented professions, such as medicine, education and social work, experienced higher levels of workplace meaning than did administrative support and transportation workers. bulentgultek/Getty Images.

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Lessons from Detroit: Three (More) Reasons Why Your Lean Efforts Fail

Markovitz Consulting

Not many companies give workers time off to develop public speaking skills or fundamental MS Office competence, even though those skills are useful in leading shop floor improvements. Extra skills training, overtime pay, early morning or late night transportation to and from work, etc. In 2014, The Greening of Detroit (TGD), an environmental non-profit, was pushing hard to reforest the city after years of neglect.

Using AI to Invent New Medical Tests

Harvard Business

Artificial Intelligence, which has already had a major impact on industries such as transportation, retail, energy, and banking, is only just beginning to be applied in medicine. The method we developed utilizes smartphone technology in combination with algorithmic analysis of ECG recordings. Together with our partner AliveCor, we developed a system to attach electrodes to a smartphone and acquire a quality ECG recording. clem onojeghuo/unsplash.

What Amazon’s HQ2 Wish List Signals About the Future of Cities

Harvard Business

Amazon’s big announcement that it will build a second headquarters has caught the attention of local officials, economic development professionals, and pundits across the U.S. But this announcement carries far more profound implications for regional and local economic developers, Amazon HQ2 hopefuls or not. Amazon is also signaling very clearly and publicly what the market demands for modern, state-of-the-urban economic development going forward.

How Online Grocer Ocado Is Automating Warehouses Using Swarms of Robots - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM OCADO 

Harvard Business

That concept is at the heart of our SecondHands research program where, in conjunction with a number of European universities, we are developing a humanoid maintenance robot that is not taught what to do but instead watches human technicians at work and learns how to assist them with their tasks. Innovation Design Product development Sponsor ContentBy Paul Clarke, Chief Technology Officer, Ocado. Industry 4.0

When Empowering Employees Works, and When It Doesn’t

Harvard Business

But we found that when empowering leadership is also about mentoring and supporting employee development, this can create a trusting relationship. The empowering leaders who did see better performance on routine tasks were the ones who developed good relationship with their employees and were more trusted. Motivating people Developing employees Managing people Leadership Digital Articlemaodesign/Getty Images.

Is AI the Solution for the Banking Sector? (Part 2: Solution)

Tom Spencer

The company subsequently evolved to address a broader range of problems, including the high cost of owning a family car, by offering a cheap transportation alternative and introducing new solutions such as the meal delivery service “ UberEats ”. Starting with a focused service, transporting people from A to B, the solutions offered became broader over time. The increased usage will enable firms to obtain more data, which will be used to refine and further develop the technology.

Self-Driving "WEpod" Shuttles Hit the Road in Europe; Autonomous Car Updates

MishTalk

It was developed for Citymobil2, an EU-funded project looking at automated road transport systems across urban Europe. Through Citymobil2, the electric driverless shuttles have already transported 19,000 passengers in Vantaa, Finland and carried passengers on the EPFL university campus, in Lausanne, Switzerland.