Projects

Friday, 14 September 2018 21:59

ICT4CART

Title: ICT Infrastructure for Connected and Automated Road Transport – ICT4CART
Contracting Authority: European Commission H2020
Contract Number: 768953
Start Date: 01/09/2018
End Date: 31/08/2021
Project Websitewww.ict4cart.eu

 

ICT4CART is an H2020 European project, which brings together a highly competent and complementary consortium composed of 21 partners from 9 European Countries in well-established automotive, telecom and IT industries, with the aim to shape the ICT landscape for Connected and Automated Road Transport and to boost the EU competitiveness and innovation in this area.

The main goal of ICT4CART is to deploy and test in real-life conditions, a versatile ICT infrastructure that will enable the transition towards higher levels of automation (up to L4), will address the existing gaps and will work with specific key ICT elements, namely:

  1. Hybrid connectivity
  2. Data management
  3. Cyber-security
  4. Data privacy and
  5. Accurate localization

The ICT4CART developments will be achieved through a set of high-value use cases (urban and highway environments), which will be demonstrated and validated in real-life conditions at existing and suitably equipped test sites in Austria, Germany, Italy and cross-border (Italian-Austrian use case).

ICT4CART defines 7 objectives with a target on (O1) the identification of functional and technical connectivity requirements posed by the needs of higher levels of automation (SAE L3 & L4), (O2) the implementation and testing of a standards-based distributed IT environment for data aggregation, (O3) the implementation of cyber-security and data protection and privacy mechanisms aligned with the EU policy objectives, (O4) the improvement of localization, (O5) the validation and demonstration of the ICT Infrastructure architecture through the project use cases and test sites, (O6) the definition of new business models and market services and (O7) the promotion of project outputs to standardization bodies and policy makers.

SEABILITY is involved in the definition of use cases requirements, in the conduction of the Market Needs Analysis –from freight transport point of view-, in the description of specifications and architecture considering data and IT services and in the definition of Data Exchange Services with a specific focus on commercial vehicles. SEABILITY is also contributing and supporting the definition of evaluation methodology and plan, the identification of the impact assessment, the conduction of cost analysis and Market sustainability and the communication, dissemination and exploitation strategy and activities of ICT4CART.

Monday, 14 May 2018 20:28

COREALIS

Title: Capacity with a pOsitive enviRonmEntal and societAL footprInt: portS in the future era – COREALIS
Contracting Authority: European Commission H2020
Contract Number: 768994
Start Date: 01/05/2018
End Date: 30/04/2021
Project Website: www.corealis.eu

 

COREALIS, a Port of the Future project that addressed the call MG-7-3-2017 of the H2020 Transport Work Programme, brings together a complementary consortium composed of 17 partners, from 9 European and associated countries, ranging from very large and medium ports, to top-level research institutes, ITS associations and well-established industrial partners and SMEs.
COREALIS proposes a strategic, innovative framework, supported by disruptive technologies, including Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, next generation traffic management and emerging 5G networks, for cargo ports to handle upcoming and future capacity, traffic, efficiency and environmental challenges. COREALIS innovations target to increase efficiency and optimize land use of ports, while being financially viable, respecting circular economy principles and being of service to the urban environment. The innovations will be implemented and tested in real operating conditions in 5 Living Labs (Piraeus, Valencia, Antwerp, Livorno and Haminakotka port) and are briefly named below:

  • The COREALIS Green Truck Initiative that comprises a dynamic Truck Appointment System
  • The COREALIS PORTMOD that models and optimizes cargo and data flows within a port
  • The COREALIS RTPORT that implements a system for real time control of port operations over a 5G network
  • The COREALIS Predictor for a dynamic and optimized Asset Management
  • The COREALIS Cargo Flow Optimizer, that aims to optimize cargo flows sent from the port to rail and inland waterway modes
  • The COREALIS Port of the Future Serious Game
  • The COREALIS Green Cookbook, dealing with energy consumption for key terminal operations and investigating benefits for the port to become an energy prosumer
  • The COREALIS Innovation Incubator Scheme, that aims to make the port the epicenter of the local industrial landscape.

These port-driven technological and societal innovations are tailored to realize COREALIS high level objectives, which are focused on:
O1. Embracing circular economy models in port strategy and operations.
O2. Reducing the port’s total environmental footprint.
O3. Improving operational efficiency by optimising yard capacity and streamlining cargo flows without additional infrastructural investments.
O4. Enabling the port to take informed medium-term and long-term strategic decisions and become an innovation hub of the local urban space.

SEABILITY is the COREALIS Dissemination Manager, leading the corresponding Work Package and responsible for developing and implementing the project communication/dissemination strategy and tools. It is also involved in ensuring the Post-Project Exploitation Strategy and adoption of the COREALIS innovations, in supporting the Port of the Future Serious Game, in contributing to COREALIS personas and user stories/scenarios identification as well as in participating in the stakeholder’s engagement in the Piraeus Living Lab.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 22:45

Clusters 2.0

Title: Open network of hyper connected logistics clusters towards Physical Internet- CLUSTERS 2.0
Contracting Authority:
European Commission H2020
Contract Number:
723265
Start Date:
01/05/2017
End Date:
30/04/2020
Project Website:
http://clusters20.enide.eu/

If we want to reach the EU objective on modal shift for all transportation beyond 300 km and attract and strengthen competitiveness of local industries at the same time, we need to drive the development of an open collaborative network of hyper connected logistics multimodal clusters building on Ten-TClusters 2.0 Consortium

CLUSTERS 2.0 is an H2020 European project composed of 29 partners from 10 European Countries, with a vision to leverage the full potential of European Logistics Clusters for a sustainable and fully integrated transport system in Europe, by making optimal use of an Open Network of Logistics Clusters and hubs, involving Zaragoza (PLAZA), Duisburg (Duisport), Lille (Dourges), Bologna-Trieste (Interporto/port of Trieste), Brussels (BruCargo), London (Heathrow), Piraeus (PCT), Trelleborg (Port), while keeping neutral the environmental and local impacts such as congestion, noise, land use and local pollution levels.

CLUSTERS 2.0 project aims: (1) at improving the engagement, performance and coordination of terminals and hubs at cluster level, by (2) building a hyper connected network of logistics hubs and clusters and (3) by developing low-cost solutions to reduce operational costs of transhipment. In order to fulfill the above objectives, (4) prototypes of New Modular Load Units will be modeled and (5)enhanced Dynamic Terminal Management Systems for increasing management capacity of the terminals and reducing  associated congestion will be developed. To improve, validate and test the proposed solutions, (6) 5 Living Labs (LLs) will be established and run, leading to (7) the development of Business Models and Robust Business Plans for Clusters 2.0 solutions.

The ambition of Clusters 2.0 is to move forward in co-operation of actors and connectivity of clusters within a truly integrated European Transport System. Clusters 2.0 attempts to achieve a significant step forward in the role of hubs, by driving sustainability and competitiveness for their regions leveraging their full potential to meet EU transport challenges, as described in the White Paper on Transport (2011), especially on transport efficiency and modal shift.

SEABILITY is involved in the definition of methodologies and terminal processes for optimized vehicles scheduling as well as in the commercial exploitation of Clusters 2.0, through integrating the project platform’s capabilities in its own product and services portfolio, expanding its range of offered solutions. More specifically, SEABILITY is aiming at participating in commercial deployments of the platform, as an integrator, as well as providing its ITS-related module to other integrators on a royalties-based model.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 22:36

ELVITEN

Title: Electrified L-category Vehicles Integrated into Transport and Electricity Networks- ELVITEN
Contracting Authority: European Commission H2020
Contract Number: 769926
Start Date: 01/11/2017
End Date: 31/10/2020
Project Website: http://www.elviten-project.eu/en/

ELVITEN is an H2020 European project composed of 21 partners from 9 European Countries with the ultimate aim to holistically tackle all issues impeding the wide market deployment of EL-Vs.

ELVITEN targets in the development of replicable usage schemes consisting of support services (such as brokering, booking, advertising, parking management, fleet monitoring), ICT tools for accommodating these services and policies, in order to boost the usage (ownership or sharing) by private and professional users of all categories of EL-Vs (bicycles, scooters, tricycles and quadricycles). One of its main missions is to widely demonstrate the potential market penetration of EL-Vs by organizing 6 demonstrations in 6 European Cities (Genoa, Rome, Bari, Trikala, Berlin and Malaga) with different geographical, spatial, urban and traffic characteristics.

ELVITEN project focuses on three principal goals:

  1. First, it intends to make users more familiar and facilitate them to use EL-Vs instead of ICE vehicles for their private transport and for light urban deliveries,
  2. Second, it envisages to collect rich information sets made of real usage data, traces from dedicated ICT tools, and users’ opinions after real trips, so as
  3. Third, to generate detailed guidelines and business models for service providers, Planning Authorities and manufacturers in order to make EL-Vs more attractive and more integrated in the transport and electricity networks.

The ELVITEN usage schemes, services, ICT tools and policy guidelines are expected to increase travellers’ and deliverers’ preferences to use EL-Vs instead of ICE vehicles, thus it will promote “the use of smaller, lighter and more specialized road passenger vehicles” in accordance to the European Commission’s Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area.

SEAbility is engaged in the ICT Requirements analysis and assets inventory as well as in ICT platform tools and services integration by supporting both the ICT tools deployment and sustainable business model identification for Trikala city. SEAbility will also provide its services in demonstration actions on data collection and on engaging users.