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Sustainability and efficiency of city logistics

Objective

The CITYLOG project proposal aims at increasing the sustainability and the efficiency of urban delivery of goods by means of an adaptive and integrated mission management and innovative vehicle solutions. Three action domains have been identified to improve today’s city logistic system: - logistic-oriented telematic services are expected to give a decisive contribution to improve mission planning processes by utilising optimized routing and drivers’ support systems. Towards the final customers, tracking and communication capabilities need to be deployed to reduce the number of unsuccessful deliveries; - vehicle technologies represent a key factor to increase the operational flexibility of lorries and vans. It means that the vehicles shall be able to support different mission profiles, and thus reduce the number of vehicles needed for the tasks. In other words, what should be achieved is the interoperability among the vehicles, especially in terms of load unit handling; - innovative load units need to be carefully designed to operate, similar to the vehicles, in different missions. Therefore, a re-configurable internal layout will enable different uses either as simple container or mobile pack station (BentoBox concept). In the latter case, the goal is the de-synchronization of the delivery process between operators and final customers in order to reduce the number of non-successful deliveries. The innovative approach of CITYLOG will lead to decrease the number of delivery vehicles and optimise the use of delivery trucks in urban areas, while resulting in an increased quality of services. From the logistics operator point of view the groundbreaking CITYLOG solutions and technologies are of highest interest due to the increased energy efficiency and quality of services.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 704 050
Administrative Contact
Maria Onida (Dr.)

Participants (19)

IVECO S.p.a.

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 52 073,80
Address
Via Puglia 35
10156 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elena Barbero (Ms.)
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 641 273
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joakim Svensson (Mr.)
HERE GLOBAL B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 116 350
Address
Kennedyplein 222
5611 ZT Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Randy Deckers (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 196 250
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gerwin R. Zomer (Mr.)
PTV PLANUNG TRANSPORT VERKEHR AG.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 302 880
Address
Haid Und Neu Strasse 15
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Friedrich Heuer (Mr.)
SWARCO MIZAR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 181 500
Address
Via Nizza 262/57
10126 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gino Franco (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 163 425
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
Europlatforms GEIE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 75 085
Address
Rue Ravenstein 60
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Angelo Aulicino (Mr.)
SENATSVERWALTUNG FUR STADTENTWICKLUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 66 612
Address
Wurttembergische Strasse 6
10707 Berlin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Burkhard Horn (Mr.)
COMMUNAUTE URBAINE DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 43 800
Address
20 Rue Du Lac Hotel De La Communaute
69003 Lyon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marie Claude Nicolas Bauer (Ms.)
REGIONE PIEMONTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 50 062,80
Address
Piazza Castello 165
10122 Torino
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimo Raso (Mr.)
EUROPEAN ROAD TRANSPORT TELEMATICSIMPLEMENTATION COORDINATION ORGANISATION - INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS & SERVICES EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 176 050
Address
Avenue Louise 326
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Didier Gorteman (Mr.)
INTERFACE TRANSPORT
France
EU contribution
€ 114 640
Address
Rue De La Madeleine 48
69007 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Baptiste Thébaud (Mr.)
RE:LAB S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 44 900
Address
Via Tamburini 5
42122 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabio Pagliai (Dr.)
LogisticNetwork Consultants GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 35 583,20
Address
Breite Strasse 7
30159 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicole Tomszak (Ms.)
TNT GLOBAL EXPRESS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 164 554,80
Address
Corso Lombardia 63
10029 San Mauro Torinese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicola Sardi (Mr.)
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER L'OTTIMIZZAZIONE E LA RICERCA OPERATIVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 203 820
Address
Viale Risorgimento 2
40136 Bologna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mauro Dell'amico (Prof.)
IVECO S.p.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 231 290,20
Address
Via Puglia 35
10156 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elena Barbero (Ms.)
COMUNE DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 16 687,20
Address
Piazza Palazzo Di Citta 1
10122 Torino
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bruna Cavaglià (Ms.)