Augmented Reality

Hermes app recognizes parcel sizes using smartphone camera – thanks to augmented reality (AR). How does this technology work? What new features are in the pipeline? An interview with Alexander Lange, Head of Digital Portal Management, and IT consultant Felix Margraf will shed some light on these growing technologies.

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Zero-emission Deliveries

Hermes is currently testing a Danish-made TRIPL vehicle to deliver parcels in the city of Göttingen. The electric three-wheeler is being used to deliver in the inner city area where there are restrictions on the use of conventional vehicles. Plans are also afoot to deploy TRIPL in other cities.

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New Logistics Center Opens in Graben

Hermes Germany's most southern logistics center officially commenced operations in the Bavarian town of Graben. Over 100 guests celebrated the opening of the fourth, of a total of nine, new logistics centers to be opened as part of Hermes' major infrastructure program by 2020.

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Singles' Day in China

Singles' Day, the world's largest online shopping event, took place in China on 11 November. It was the ninth time the event had taken place. Since sales for this colossal happening first exceeded twice that achieved by the long-standing leader – America's Cyber Monday – in 2012, new superlatives have been reported from the country every year.

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