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Bosch Joins the Urban Freight Lab

Bosch Joins the Urban Freight Lab
Bosch Joins the Urban Freight Lab
November 19, 2021   //   

November 19, 2021 — The Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center is pleased to announce German multinational engineering and technology company Bosch as the newest member of our Urban Freight Lab (UFL), an innovative public-private partnership working collaboratively across sectors to design and test improvements to the urban goods delivery system.

Bosch is a leading global supplier of technology and services, having generated consolidated sales of $12.3 billion in North America during 2020. Based out of Irvine, California, Bosch’s Mobility Solutions operations is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting, bringing together comprehensive expertise in vehicular technology with hardware software, and services to offer complete nobility solutions (personal, automated, connected, powertrain, and electrified.)

Bosch joins some of the largest players and emerging companies in transportation and logistics who are members of the UFL — carriers and retailers Amazon, PepsiCo, UPS, technology providers Automotus, Grid Smarter Cities, Lacuna Technologies, and REEF, real estate provider Terreno Realty Corporation, and manufacturers Coaster Cycles, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Michelin, and URB-E.

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About the Urban Freight Lab (UFL): An innovative public-private partnership housed at the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center at the University of Washington, the Urban Freight Lab is a structured workgroup that brings together private industry with City transportation officials to design and test solutions around urban freight management. Since launching in December 2016, the UFL has completed an innovative suite of research projects on the Final 50 Feet of delivery, providing foundational data and proven strategies to help cities reduce truck dwell times in load/unload spaces, and failed first delivery attempts by carriers, which lowers congestion, emissions, and costs.