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General Motors / BrightDrop EP1 Design Competition

The EP1 is a self-propelled electric pallet developed to move goods over short distances, improve delivery efficiency, reduce costs, and increase sustainability. Photo by BrightDrop.
Urban Freight Lab
2021-04-08

General Motors Company subsidiary BrightDrop is teaming up with the Urban Freight Lab to host a Design Competition, inviting University of Washington undergraduate and graduate (and affiliate) students an opportunity to utilize their design and engineering skills and propose recommendations and use cases for a new product — and win a $2,500 cash prize, recognition, and a trip to San Francisco or Detroit to meet BrightDrop leadership and tour facilities.

Congratulations to Haena Kim (Ph.D. '21)

Haena Kim defended her dissertation today, completing her graduate studies and earning her doctorate degree.
Urban Freight Lab
2021-03-19

March 10, 2021 — Urban Freight Lab Research Assistant and Student Research Group Manager Haena Kim (Ph.D. Transportation Engineering '21) defended her dissertation today, completing her graduate studies and earning her doctorate degree.

We're Hiring! Instructor for Online Course on Data Analysis in Supply Chain

UW Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics
2021-03-16

March 16, 2021 — The Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Master's degree program at the University of Washington is hiring for an Affiliate Instructor to design and teach a new online course on Data Analysis in Supply Chain.

Now Open: Technical Assistance Program Call for Applications

The Urban Freight Lab has launched a six-month Technical Assistance Program for cities, government agencies and nonprofits.
Urban Freight Lab
2021-02-22

February 22, 2021 — To assist in the strengthening of urban freight practices, the Urban Freight Lab (UFL) is launching a six-month Technical Assistance Program for cities, government agencies and nonprofits from outside of the Puget Sound region. We are inviting agencies and organizations who share the same passion and vision for solving urban freight challenges with UFL, to apply for the program.

Coaster Cycles Joins the Urban Freight Lab

Coaster Cycles specializes in cargo bikes and pedicab vehicles.
Urban Freight Lab
2021-02-10

February 10, 2020 — Ben Morris, CEO of Coaster Cycles: "Coaster wants to use this as a platform to convey our message to some of the biggest brands in the world that e-cargo bikes are a critical link in the last mile delivery ecosystem."

 

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