The main objective of SUCCES is to reduce the negative impacts of freight distribution in city urban areas and to reduce its costs. In order to do so, the project focuses on to what extent and how the Supply Chain Management and Construction Consolidation Centres (CCCs) concepts could bring about tested and replicable solutions (adequate collaborative frameworks and, as result, sustainable business models) to address problems in the construction supply chains, focusing on distribution networks, construction sites and reverse logistics. SUCCESS addresses the feasibility of optimising and integrating the supply chain (for example introducing supplier’s cooperation schemes, contractors’ integration arrangements, introducing optimization tools, etc.).
Key logistics stakeholders from seven European cities/logistics hubs have joined forces to deploy, validate and set-up after project life of five piloted cooperative logistics services combining cooperative mobility services and intelligent cargo with real-life logistical aspects. CO-GISTICS services will increase energy efficiency and equivalent CO2 emissions, bringing additional benefits in road safety and cargo security. To achieve these goals public authorities, fleet operators, freight forwarders, industrial partners and other stakeholders will jointly implement five services: CO2 Footprint Estimation and Monitoring, Multimodal Cargo, Intelligent Truck Parking and Delivery Area Management, Eco-Drive Support, Priority and Speed Advice. These services will be piloted over one year of real life driving.
Energy Production and Distribution (EP&D) networks have rapidly increased their size and complexity. Thus, there is an increasing need of systems supporting the operational, regulatory and design decisions through a highly inter-disciplinary approach, where experts of all the concerned fields contribute to the definition of appropriate mathematical models.
This is particularly challenging because these models require the simultaneous use of many different mathematical optimization tools and the verification by experts of the underlying engineering and financial issues. The COST framework is instrumental for this Action to be able to coordinate the inter-disciplinary efforts of scientists and industrial players at the European level.
ICT services proposed by smartCEM will facilitate vehicle-sharing, public transportation or freight distribution and optimise the performance of EVs, increase public awareness and acceptance, and enhance the confidence of end users towards a new form of mobility: electro-mobility.
The project will prepare, carry-out and coordinate eCall pre-deployment pilots at European level taking into account the the approved standards. The overall project objective for the deployment of the necessary infrastructure in Europe with the aim of making the Pan-European in-vehicle emergency call service eCall a reality.