European cooperative logistics solutions project launched
First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Ertico, together with 33 partners, has today launched the EU funded Co-Gistics project, a deployment activity that will unite logistics with cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS). This is the first time that a European project has been fully dedicated to deployment of cooperative services applied to logistics.
To be piloted in seven of Europe’s leading logistics centres, Arad, Bordeaux, Bilbao, Frankfurt, Thessaloniki, Trieste and Vigo, Co-Gistics will target the needs of the freight industry, taking into account the economic and environmental challenges of the public authorities, fleet operators, freight forwarders and terminal operators. Co-Gistics will integrate existing freight and transport systems with innovative solutions such as cooperative services and intelligent cargo. These services will stay in use after the end of the project and will be further developed by logistic distribution hubs for their future deployment.
The Co-Gistics consortium of 34 partners including leading companies in the field of freight and logistics and fleet operators, service providers and public authorities, will implement services including: Intelligent parking and delivery areas; Multimodal cargo; CO2 emission estimation and monitoring; Priority and speed advice at intersections; and Eco-drive support.
With 325 vehicles and a total budget of US$10.2 million, Co-Gistics is coordinated by Ertico-ITS Europe and will run until 31 December 2016. It is co-financed by the European Commission through the CIP Programme.