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Collaborative solutions needed to combat an inefficient transportation system

Søren Søltoft | tv2 news | 18 september 2017

In an interview with business and news channel TV2 News, PA transportation expert Frank Madsen shares his views on how to solve the growing problem of an inefficient transportation system causing delays in goods delivery and creating congestion across key infrastructure passages. According to recent research conducted by the Danish Foundation of Industries, more than every third manufacturing company has had to halt production due to delayed deliveries. 

Frank comments: “There's no simple solution to this challenge, but one area companies are already beginning to explore is using drone delivery wherever applicable to avoid congested roads, using night delivery for more reliability.  Short term options are available and already under investigation such as using emergency lanes in rush hours."

He goes on to discuss how long term infrastructure investment is required, as the amount of cars will only increase when full autonomyous happens. 

“The autonomous cars are only a few years away and could potentially reduce traffic jams by eliminating the human factor that causes traffic accidents, jams and delays. Another yet unexplored area is using the surplus capacity of the railway to transport goods to alleviate pressure on the roads,” says Frank. 

He concludes: “We will need more innovative solutions to solve this problem and both companies and regulators must come together to develop future solutions to these pressing issues.”

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