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FREIGHT INNOVATIVE DELIVERY IN EUROPEAN URBAN SPACE

Objective

FIDEUS addresses the sustainable development research domain "innovative non polluting means of transport to achieve a more effective organisation of urban transport". The aim of the project is to provide a complementary set of vehicle solutions to suppor t an innovative approach to the organisation of urban freight transport, in line with political strategies to safeguard the 'liveability' of cities, while being compatible with efficient logistics. Urban freight delivery is both a contributor to and victi m of the growing congestion in urban areas which exposes the population to noise, pollution and nuisance. The target of FIDEUS is to contribute in a practical way to the economic livelihood of business and retail activities located in the city with polic ies oriented towards more sustainable mobility. This requires a concerted effort of stakeholders whose interests are often perceived as conflicting. FIDEUS promotes a co-ordinated approach involving the automotive industry, logistics companies and city dec ision-makers. The aim is to make available appropriate vehicles, to ensure that delivery operations are efficient, and that cities have the necessary information and tools to be able to define and manage effective mobility policies for goods traffic. To p rovide such a solution requires a rethinking of distribution logistics in the context of the whole delivery chain. Since there is no single optimum vehicle, FIDEUS proposes a complementary range of three vehicle types, including an innovative "clean" go ods carrier, an adapted 3.5-ton van and 12-ton truck. These all incorporate advanced technologies and equipment, including a new urban goods container, to improve operational efficiency and minimise the environmental impact. The logistics management focu ses on achieving saturation of vehicle load capacity, making significant improvements in the efficiency of transhipment operations, and integration of delivery operations within city traffic.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-TRANSPORT-3
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Address
Strada Torino 50
Orbassano (To)
Italy

Participants (14)

DEUTSCHE POST AG
Germany
Address
Charles-de-gaulle-str. 20
Bonn
TNT INNIGHT B.V.
Netherlands
Address
De Liesbosch 90
434 Nieuwegein
CYBERNETIX SA
France
Address
Technopole De Chateau Gombert 306, Rue Albert Einstein
PO Box 94 Marseille
IVECO S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Puglia 35
1371 Ferrovia Torino
UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER
United Kingdom
Address
Regent Street, 309
London
RENAULT TRUCKS
France
Address
99 Route De Lyon
Saint Priest
MIZAR AUTOMAZIONE S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Vincenzo Monti 48
Torino
IMPACTS EUROPE
France
Address
9,Place De L'hôtel De Ville'
Paris
REGION OF HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Anwaldtstr. 19
Hannover
ATLAN DISSENY DE SISTEMES I DESENVOLUPAMENT, S.A.
Spain
Address
Career 60, Num,25-27-sector A, Pol,ind, Zona Franca
Barcelona
ECA SA
France
Address
Rue Des Frère Lumière Zi Toulon Est
Toulon
DISSENY DE SISTEMES I DESENVOULOPAMENT, S.L.U.
Spain
Address
Escoles Pies, 102
Barcelona
COMMUNAUTÉ URBAINE DE LYON
France
Address
20 Rue Du Lac
3103 Lyon
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27 C
München