Welcome to our blog OVERDRIVE, designed to keep you updated with content relating to Vrio and the wider mobility sector.
Here you will find articles relating to the present and future of mobility; tendencies, recommendations, case studies, interesting news items and events as well as keeping a close eye on all the exciting developments at Vrio.

As part of our series of articles relating to Digital Transformation, Vrio has carried out a survey of over 200 UK & Irish National & International Transport Companies about the issue of “Connected Vehicles”. Overall, the results of the survey show that the majority of respondents had previously heard of connected-vehicles technology; however, most had a neutral or negative initial opinion of the technology.

As an industry, goods have been passing from one establishment to another based on a physical signature for centuries, in fact, the first proof of delivery has been traced back as far as 1685. Despite the digital revolution and the technology that we currently have at our disposal, not a lot has changed since then in terms of how goods are transferred through the supply chain, with many companies still using paper and ink to validate the delivery and reception of goods.

P&C Hamilton is a family run business based in Girvan in Scotland. Created in 1982 by brothers Phillip and Colin the company has steadily grown over the years by continually developing its fleet, adapting to changing market conditions and ultimately being named Scotland’s top chilled distribution company in 2012.

The road is often overlooked when discussing the future development and digital transformation of the modern transport infrastructure. Afterall, we have all heard of connected cars, self-driving cars, gps navigation, route optimization apps and ride-hailing services. You would be forgiven for thinking how the common road fits into this digital revolution, as it turns out, the road itself can be a platform for an amazing array of innovations.

When movement restrictions were first announced across Europe due to the coronavirus outbreak, e-commerce was singled out as the big winner. Although it might have seemed an obvious prediction at the time, the situation surrounding the outbreak also raised concerns among some experts that the whole e-commerce structure could collapse due to the unprecedented demand with consumers being left no choice but to shop online.

European environmental programmes encourage or impose measures that reduce air pollution. Air quality standards have been established which compel national governments and urban areas to implement measures to reduce pollutants emitted by traffic.

In the face of the current Coronavirus pandemic that has shocked the world over recent months and weeks, governments at local, regional and national level are being forced to make some unprecedented decisions to protect the health an well-being of society, whilst simultaneously trying to avert a local/global economic meltdown.

The Decree that was adopted by the Italian Government on the 8th March to help combat the Coronavirus outbreak continues to restrict movements in the whole territory of Lombardy and in the 14 provinces of Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Piedmont, Marche, which include the following 14 cities:

The European Union has recently published a paper which acts as a guideline for border management measures to protect health and safety and ensure the availability of good and essential services across the European Union.

We are proud of the role that the transport sector is playing in combatting Coronavirus. By keeping our supermarkets, pharmacies and public services operating at full speed under extraordinary circumstances, workers in the transport sector are not just essential, they are heroes. We would like to take this opportunity to Thank them all for their incredible resilience and can-do spirit and wish them all the very best in these difficult times. Keep safe and remember #WeAreWithYou