Periodic Reporting for period 1 - UPP (STPRMS - Sustainable Truck Parking Reservation Management System)
Reporting period: 2015-07-01 to 2015-10-31
The daily need for truck parking spaces on motor-ways in Europe gets worse, resulting in exceeding of allowed driving time, parking in gateways, accidents, security issues, higher fuel consumption and environmental pollution. Until 2030 the commercial transport shall increase up to 39% and will worsen the situation in Europe. A truck parking reservation system which follows an integrated and holistic approach is therefore necessary and overdue with the objectives to guarantee clean and sustainable transport as well as an efficient and secure transport systems by an interoperable, seamless, technology-led, user-friendly system.
Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far
Determining market potential and attractiveness of D, A, ES, NL. 1. User and stakeholder involvement study (WP 1). 2. Find app-partners with truck driving apps in D, A, ES, NL (WP 2). 3. Find rest stop partners in D (WP 3). 4. Find rest stop partners in A, S, NL (WP 4). 5. Find carrier partners which implement our system in D, A, ES, NL (WP 5). 6. Find partners building up security parking spaces in Phase 2 in D, A, ES, NL (WP 6). 7. Find distribution partners like directories (WP 7). 8. Find EU-programs which contribute to our project (WP8). 9. European launch strategy (WP 9). Main results: deep understanding of the customer needs, selection of relevant partners, defining a strategy for further company development incl. online platform enhancement.
Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)
The aim of the EU`s land transport policy is to promote mobility that is efficient, safe, secure and environmentally friendly. Our project contributes to the topics clean and sustainable transport as well as to intelligent transport systems. With our business idea we guarantee an intelligent, technology-led and user-friendly system which includes an interoperable and seamless service to ensure that there are adequate truck parking spaces. With the results of this report we are able to create a very unique reservation system by integrating the demands of all stakeholders with an innovation-in-assembly as well as a pervasive-computing approach that can be used with minimum effort at existing and new parking spaces and lead to reduction of parking space search, security, more comfort and to ecological sustainability. Safety: Parking in dangerous areas can be avoided. Network efficiency: Capacity utilization can be maximized and unnecessary traffic searching for parking places can be decreased. Environmental impact: air pollution can be mitigated.