The pre-study for the “sub-urban logistics – more efficient use of infrastructure” project showed that existing roads could be used in a better way by letting certain types of goods traffic have access to priority lanes. With vehicles that are linked to the net, traffic could be guided into specific traffic lanes depending on the traffic situation and if the vehicle meets certain requirements.
The project, which has been permitted to continue by FFI (Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation) on the basis of the pre-study, is now entering its second phase and the focus will be on feasibility and cooperation. This involves deeper analysis of the results that emerged from the pre-study from the perspective of feasibility and sustainability, as well as verifying the environmental and business benefits of more efficient approach and bypass logistics. The project’s next stage also includes investigation of the practical possibilities of implementing a full-scale demonstration of the proposals for the solutions that were identified in the pre-study.
The partners participating in the project, which will take place from August 2016 until April 2018, are the following: DB Schenker, CLOSER, Chalmers University of Technology, The Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, the Swedish Transport Administration, Västra Götaland Region, the City of Gothenburg (Traffic and Public Transport Authority), the City of Stockholm (Traffic and Public Transport Authority) and Mindconnect.
For further information about the project, please contact:
Project Manager Lina Olsson, CLOSER
Telephone: 031-764 70 43
Heléne Giaina, Schenker Consulting AB
Telephone: 031 - 703 8101