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Ericsson’s Kevin Zvokel on 10 Hot Consumer Trends, His Company’s ‘Factory of the Future’ in Lewisville, and More

Ericsson's new report, "10 Hot Consumer Trends: Life in a Climate-Impacted Future," is packed with insights on what consumers—including those in DFW—believe is looming on the way to the 2030s. We spoke with Kevin Zvokel, head of networks for Plano-based Ericsson North America, about both the report and his company's innovative impact across North Texas.
After Opening U.S. HQ in Fort Worth, Clevon Rolls Out First North American On-Road Driverless Delivery
by | Dec 9, 2022
The all-electric, autonomous courier robot was built by Clevon, an Estonia-based company that moved its U.S. HQ to Fort Worth's AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone three months ago. At the HQ opening, Estonia's president said "The future is very near."

Now that future has arrived, with a CLEVON 1 robot making a 3.6-mile delivery on public roads, navigating traffic and making turn signals along the way. Plus, take a look at the U.S. opening at AllianceTexas.
Gatik Is Partnering with Pitney Bowes for Daily Self-Driving Deliveries in Dallas
by | Aug 31, 2022

Gatik, an autonomous trucking leader in “middle mile” logistics, continues to expand its strong DFW presence. Today it announced a multi-year partnership with Pitney Bowes, the global shipping and mailing company, that will mean even more self-driving trucking routes on Dallas streets soon....

Self-Driving Truck Startup Gatik Will Deliver Goods Autonomously to 34 DFW Sam’s Clubs
by | Jun 7, 2022
Until now, most autonomous delivery pilots have involved 18-wheelers driving on highways between cities. Gatik's new commercial partnership with Georgia-Pacific and KBX involves smaller loads: It's "the first time that Class 6 autonomous box trucks have been deployed" to disrupt the Class 8 semi-truck short-haul network, the startup said.

Ice Cream, Pet Meds, and First Aid Kits are Coming by Wing Drone Delivery to Frisco and Little Elm

by | Apr 4, 2022
Wing—the drone delivery unit of Google parent company Alphabet—is partnering with Blue Bell Creameries, easyvet, and Texas Health Resources on the launch. Wing calls the service "the first in a major U.S. metro area," and aims to offer "6 miles, 6 minutes, free delivery." Wing's test deliveries from Walgreens stores in Frisco and Little Elm graduate to their official launch Thursday as well.
Hillwood and TuSimple Expand Collaboration with Million-SF TuSimple Facility in The MIZ at AllianceTexas
by | Jan 26, 2022
TuSimple has been running operations from its 2.5-acre logistics hub at AllianceTexas since last June. Its huge new MIZ facility will serve as an origin and destination facility for TuSimple's L4 autonomous trucks, with two-way launch and landing pads.
ITS ConGlobal Rolls Out Remote Trucking Operations at the AllianceTexas MIZ
by | Nov 22, 2021
In partnership with Silicon Valley logistics tech company Phatnom Auto, ITS ConGlobal is exploring how workers can train and operate heavy machinery remotely.
Alphabet Startup and Walgreens Drone Delivery Service Takes Wing in Dallas-Fort Worth
by | Oct 20, 2021
Frisco and Little Elm are the first cities to get a new drone delivery service from Wing, a sister company of Google, and Walgreens. The partners will operate on-demand air deliveries that bring essential items straight to your door.