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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.6.6 | Award Amount: 2.66M | Year: 2011

The AMITRAN project will develop a framework for the evaluation of the effects of ICT measures in traffic and transport on energy efficiency and CO2 emissions. By doing so, it will contribute to the development of ICT solutions that allow more efficient multimodal goods transport and passenger mobility. It is AMITRANs ambition to build the foundations for a standardised assessment of future European ICT developments.\n\nEarlier studies indicate possible CO2 reductions up to 25% with certain ICT measures. AMITRAN provides the methodology and tools to assess such reductions on European level in a systematic and realistic way. This will support developers, public authorities and investors in ICT solutions to make sound decisions based on reliable impact estimates, covering the complete transport chain.\n\nAMITRANs objectives are:\n\tDeveloping a CO2 assessment methodology for ICT measures including multimodal passenger and freight transport, taking into account the whole chain of effects from user behaviour to CO2 production\n\tDeveloping open interfaces for models and simulation tools implementing this methodology starting from the road sector and integrating high level modelling from the other modes\n\tDeveloping a generic scaling up methodology and publicly available knowledge base with statistics to translate local effects to EU level.\n\tValidating the proposed methodology and its implementation with reference implementations using available data from other projects and/or studies\n\tProducing an online checklist and online guidance tool for future projects to use the proposed methodology in a practical manner\n\nThe top of EU transport R&D institutes have bundled forces to cooperate in AMITRAN. There will be cooperation with recent and ongoing EU projects where ICT applications and tools are developed which potentially contribute to CO2 reduction. As active participants in those projects, the AMITRAN project partners will ensure direct liaison with these projects.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA | Phase: ICT-2011.6.6 | Award Amount: 1.87M | Year: 2011

The SATIE support action will prepare the way for the successful launch of a programme of European large scale actions (elsas) to accelerate the deployment of ICT for sustainable mobility and transport. It will provide assistance to programme managers and potential participants before the programme begins, and will explore the key elements of an elsa before issuing guidelines for the design, construction and operation of an elsa in the form of an Elsa Handbook. SATIE will:\n1.\telaborate the concept, procedures and added value of a large scale action\n2.\tdisseminate and raise the awareness with regard to the possibilities of a Transport-ICT elsa with all stakeholders throughout Europe\n3.\tmap existing initiatives and possible future initiatives which would fit into an elsa approach.\nThe essential commitment of the stakeholders and service champions is achieved by an iterative process of consultation aiming towards the efficient intergration of European, national, regional and local policies, innovative procurement practices, European funding instruments, European and national innovation platforms, exploitation of R&D and the objectives of the public and private stakeholders within the value networks of ICT for mobility and transport. The iterative process aims to specify the optimum elsa with regard to the added value to European innovation and economy as well as the European transport system in view of its sustainability in terms of environment, safety, and efficiency. Building on this the Support Action will be able to provide the Commission with input for evaluating the concept of a large scale action and launching a European programme.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2009.6.2 | Award Amount: 18.24M | Year: 2011

The objective of the DRIVE C2X Integrated Project is to carry out comprehensive assessment of cooperative systems through Field Operational Tests in various places in Europe in order to verify their benefits and to pave the way for market implementation. This general objective is split into four major technical objectives:\nCreate a harmonised Europe-wide testing environment for cooperative systems\nCoordinate the tests carried out in parallel throughout the DRIVE C2X community\nEvaluate cooperative systems\nPromote cooperative driving.\nThe proposal fully responds to EC requirements and the Call 6 contents on Field Operational Tests.\nDuring the past decade, researchers have been working on cooperative systems worldwide in numerous research projects. Tentative results suggest that communication between vehicles and vehicles and infrastructure can substantially improve sustainable transportation. There is today a general understanding of the benefits of cooperative systems in terms of traffic safety and efficiency, but so far these systems have been tried out in small scale experiments only. There is no proof of their benefits yet with many communicating vehicles used in variable conditions on roads.\nThe work proposed builds strongly on previous and on-going work on cooperative systems, which are now considered to be mature enough for large-scale field operational tests. The Europe-wide testing community envisaged for DRIVE C2X comprises of six test sites in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, France and Finland. Essential activities in this project are the testing methodology and evaluation of the impact of cooperative driving functions on users, environment and society. In addition to impacts, other important areas of testing are technical functionality and robustness of the systems also in adverse conditions. The user feedback and the results from technical tests enable the creation of realistic business models for the following market introduction.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: GC.SST.2012.3-1. | Award Amount: 4.16M | Year: 2012

The objective of Modulushca is to achieve the first genuine contribution to the development of interconnected logistics at the European level, in close coordination with North American partners and the international Physical Internet Initiative. The goal of the project is to enable operating with developed iso-modular logistics units of sizes adequate for real modal and co-modal flows of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), providing a basis for an interconnected logistics system for 2030. Modulushca integrates five interrelated working fields: (1) developing a vision addressing the user needs for interconnected logistics in the FMCG domain, (2) the development of a set of exchangeable (ISO) modular logistics units providing a building block of smaller units, (3) establishing digital interconnectivity of the units, (4) development of an interconnected logistics operations platform leading to a significant reduction in costs and CO2 emissions that will be (5) demonstrated in two implementation pilots for interconnected solutions. Modulushca will establish a robust and replicable methodology to develop and evaluate solutions for interconnected logistics looking at other elements of the supply chain. Two implementation pilots will be executed integrating key Modulushca developments in significantly different supply chains: (1) a closed pilot evaluating the benefits on a inter-site supply chain addressing handling and transportation of iso-modular logistics units within one company, and (2) an open network pilot will evaluate the impact of iso-modular logistics units in cross docking and transshipment processes. Modulushca efforts will lead to the development of a road map towards a fully interconnected logistics system in 2030. The road map will address the changes and necessary steps to change the logistics system gradually, exploiting progresses in digital, physical and operational interconnectivity, building on current players, assets and infrastructures.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.6.7 | Award Amount: 5.10M | Year: 2012

The Service Platform for Green European Transportation provides transportation planners and drivers of transportation vehicles with the means to plan, re-plan and control transportation routes efficiently and in a manner that reduces CO2 emission.
Currently, basic systems for transportation and route planning exist. The GET Service platform lifts these systems to the next major level, by:1. enabling improved transportation and route planning, by incorporating transportation- and logistics-related tasks, such as transfer of goods and administrative tasks, into the planning;2. facilitating more accurate transportation and route planning, by using real-time information from multiple information sources;3. facilitating quick effectuation of changes to transportation plans, including the execution of necessary transportation-related tasks, such as (de-)reservation of necessary resources and unloading of already loaded goods;4. enabling holistic planning, where transportation routes and placement of transportation resources is planned jointly to optimize resource usage.
To achieve these objectives, the GET Service platform is developed, with subsystems for information aggregation, real-time planning, transportation control and transportation service development. The GET Service platform contributes to the state of the art, by providing: novel real-time transportation planning algorithms; a transportation-specific service development subsystem, transportation control and reconfiguration mechanisms; and automated real-time information aggregation mechanisms.
A prototype of the GET Service platform will be implemented, along with a collection of information provisioning services and end-user services for transportation planners and drivers of transportation vehicles. With this prototype the platforms practical applicability to reduce CO2 emission will be validated, by solving usage scenarios related to co-modality, synchro-modality and resource distribution.

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