London Cycle Superhighways

Panagiotis Georgiadis / 14 Jul 2016 20:04

ITS Domain(s):
Freight & logistics

Description

The 7 pilot cities strongly believe in the integration of currently existing freight and transport systems and services, with new solutions such as cooperative services and intelligent cargo. This will help making operation of their goods, trucks, roads, harbours, airports and rail terminals more sustainable, for example reduce CO2 emissions and improve cost-efficiency.

5 services will be developped in order to achieve the objectives:
- Intelligent Truck Parking and Delivery Areas Management: optimising the vehicle stops along their route, the delivery of goods in urban areas and the interface with other modes of transport.
- Cargo Transport Optimisation: supporting planning and synchronisation between different transport modes during the various logistic operations.
- CO2 Footprint Monitoring and Estimation: measuring the CO2 output of the vehicles and providing an estimation of CO2 emissions of a specific cargo operation.
- Priority and Speed Advice: saving fuel consumption reducing emissions and heavy vehicle presence in urban areas.
- Eco Drive Support: supporting truck drivers in adopting a more energy efficient driving style, therefore reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Objectives of the project

The 7 pilot cities strongly believe in the integration of currently existing freight and transport systems and services, with new solutions such as cooperative services and intelligent cargo. This will help making operation of their goods, trucks, roads, harbours, airports and rail terminals more sustainable, for example reduce CO2 emissions and improve cost-efficiency.

5 services will be developped in order to achieve the objectives:

Intelligent Truck Parking and Delivery Areas Management: optimising the vehicle stops along their route, the delivery of goods in urban areas and the interface with other modes of transport.

Cargo Transport Optimisation: supporting planning and synchronisation between different transport modes during the various logistic operations.

CO2 Footprint Monitoring and Estimation: measuring the CO2 output of the vehicles and providing an estimation of CO2 emissions of a specific cargo operation.

Priority and Speed Advice: saving fuel consumption, reducing emissions and heavy vehicle presence in urban areas.

Eco Drive Support: supporting truck drivers in adopting a more energy efficient driving style, therefore reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

 

Challenges addressed

Results/Lessons Learnt

The project aims to deploy, validate five piloted cooperative logistics services combining cooperative mobility services and intelligent cargo with real-life logistical aspects. CO-GISTICS services will increase energy efficiency and equivalent CO2 emissions, bringing additional benefits in road safety and cargo security.

To achieve these goals public authorities, fleet operators, freight forwarders, industrial partners and other stakeholders will jointly implement five services:

1- CO2 Footprint Estimation and Monitoring

2- Multimodal Cargo

3- Intelligent Truck Parking and Delivery Area Management

4- Eco-Drive Support

5- Priority and Speed Advice.

These services will be piloted over one year of real life driving. Each of the pilot sites have full stakeholder chain in their partnership for successful after-project life. The user groups will include commercial users, such as truck and van drivers, as well as logistics and fleet operators.

In total the consortium aims to pilot 330 vehicles with about 230 users, 300 intelligent cargo items.
The service components used have already been developed and extensively trilled. Some of the components are already operational since a number of years while others have been implemented and trialled through research projects.


In addition to proving the benefits, the project aims at identifying deployment opportunities, barriers and finding solutions for those. Furthermore, clear business models and exploitation plans will be developed. Last but not least, CO-GISTICS will also take an active role in the relevant standardization bodies, primarily ETSI and CEN.

All these aspects hold a promise that CO-GISTICS services will prove extensive benefits to all key stakeholders and prove that sustainable implementation is possible.

Funding instrument
  • FP6
  • EU

Technology readiness level
  • TRL 1 - Basic principles observed
Start date
31-Dec-2013
End date
20-Dec-0031
Status
Completed
Duration
1982 years
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