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Project Description Status Type of Cooperation
  CO-GISTICS will deploy cooperative ITS services for logistics. The integration of currently existing freight and transport systems, with innovative solutions such as cooperative services and intelligent cargo, will lead to increased energy efficiency and more sustainable mobility of goods.
CO-GISTICS targets an effective increase of energy efficiency and a more sustainable mobility of goods through the deployment of Cooperative ITS services and technologies applied to logistics.
CO-GISTICS will deploy 5 services:
Intelligent parking and delivery areas
Multimodal cargo CO2 emission estimation and monitoring 
Priority and Speed advice
Eco-drive support
The user groups will include fleet operators, trucks, freight forwarders, terminal operators and logistics providers. The consortium will install the services on at least 325 vehicles (trucks and vans). CO-GISTICS will not only prove the cost-efficiency and benefits of its services, but will also focus on deployment, scaling up and exchange of results. In order to ensure a successful continuation of the services after the project, CO-GISTICS will identify deployment barriers and propose appropriate solutions acceptable to the relevant stakeholders.
Ongoing  Compass4D has three pilot sites in common with CO-GISTICS (Bordeaux, Thessaloniki and Vigo) which are partially using Compass4D services for the deployment of the CO-GISTICS ones. 
  The TEAM project develops new collaborative transport solutions addressing two challenges at the same time: the need to design an infrastructure for increasing traffic and the need to reduce pollution. TEAM combines driving technologies with sophisticated telecommunication technologies and telematics. Elements such as vehicle electronics and mobile devices, navigation systems, tablet computers and smartphones are integrated to focus on the road users’ behaviour.
The main objectives of TEAM are:
  • Advancing V2I-V2V communication technologies by LTE/DSRC integration
  • Developing proactive technologies to enable behavioural change in transportation networks
  • Leveraging nomadic and in-vehicle systems to realise distributed collaborative control
  • Providing real-time information independently of communication channel 
Ongoing  TEAM could provide Compass4D with added value services such as information to travellers and road users other than drivers.  
  The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) are conducting a Safety Pilot Model Deployment in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The deployment will test the effectiveness of connected vehicle safety applications for reducing crashes, and show how drivers respond to these technologies while operating a vehicle in a real-world, multi-modal environment.
The equipment uses Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) – a technology similar to Wi-Fi – which is fast, secure, and reliable. This technology will allow vehicles to “talk” to each other and to roadway infrastructure to improve safety, mobility and the environment. UMTRI is collecting data for one year from the test vehicles and roadside equipment. 
Ongoing  This is part of the international cooperation between Compass4D and the USA. In 2013, representatives of Compass4D visited the pilot in Ann Arbor.
  The FOT-Net project gathered European and international stakeholders in a strategic networking platform to share results of Field Operational Tests (FOTs), identify and discuss common working items and promote a common approach for FOTs- the FESTA methodology. FOT-Net was a Specific Support Action funded by the European Commission DG Information Society and Media under the Seventh Framework Programme. Finished Compass4D is not a FOT but still has many similarities with other FOTs such as data collection, data analysis, evaluation methodology, etc. 
   Amitran developed Information Communication Technologies (ICT) that support more efficient (multimodal) goods transport and passenger mobility, thus reducing CO2 emissions in transport, by setting a framework for the evaluation of the effect of ICT in the energy efficiency of the transport system.
The main objectives of Amitran are:
  • Develop a CO2 assessment methodology for ICT measures that includes multimodal passenger and freight transport and takes into account the whole chain of effects (from user behaviour to CO2production);
  • Design open interfaces for models and simulation tools implementing the project’s methodology;
  • Establish a generic scaling up methodology and publicly available database with statistics to translate local effects into the European level;
  • Validate the proposed methodology and its implementation using data available from other projects or studies;
  • Produce an online checklist and a handbook that can be used as a reference for future projects.
Finished Compass4D have used the Amitran methodology for calculating the impact of the Compass4D services on the CO2 emissions from road transport. 
  Compass4D will efficiently build on the results of FREILOT. The FREILOT project increased energy efficiency drastically in urban road goods transport through a holistic and integrated approach for traffic management, fleet management, the delivery vehicle and the driver. FREILOT demonstrated the benefits of the service in four linked pilot locations (Bilbao, Helmond, Lyon, and Krakow). Finished FREILOT and Compass4D share one common service, intersection control optimised for energy efficiency, which is implemented and currently extended in the city of Helmond (pilot site of both projects).Thus, pilot site

Existing guidelines and methodological procedures from FREILOT, such as FESTA and CODIA, will be used in Compass4D, in order to assess the impacts of the implemented services. These will be evaluated by comparing key performance parameters for the baseline case (without the services) and after the implementation of each service in the pilot phase.

 

  COSMO focused on the deployment of Cooperative Systems for increased energy efficiency by installing a range of new services under realistic conditions, to provide practical demonstrations of their functionalities and to undertake a programme of rigorous tests and measurements, in order to produce a set of detailed and quantified specifications. These covered the technical, legal and organisational issues related to the deployment of such systems to offer sound, convincing and quantified information, which will stimulate their deployment throughout Europe.  Finished Compass4D used lessons learnt and best practises from COSMO, particularly from the work performed on efficient intersections for public transport vehicles. 
  CVIS (Cooperative Vehicle Infrastructure systems) created a European reference platform for Cooperative Systems and a set of cooperative applications. CVIS paved the way for standardized V2V and V2I communications and applications that can be built up upon these technologies.  Finished Compass4D communications will build on the work performed by CVIS. 
  eCoMove is an integrated project focusing its research on supporting the driver to adopt a more eco-friendly driving style. The functionalities developed in the project can be seen as the next generation of FREILOT’s Eco Driving Support and Energy Efficient Intersection Control services. Therefore, it represents an important basis also for Compass4D.
In addition to information sharing, the main cooperation between the eCoMove and FREILOT will be sharing of the Helmond pilot site and liaison on evaluation methodologies.
Finished Compass4D has used the project results, in particular took advantage of the energy efficiency estimations and potential benefits of the EEI service. It also built on the Helmond pilot site.
  SAFESPOT is an integrated project which created dynamic cooperative networks whereby vehicles and road infrastructure communicate and share information gathered on board and at the roadside to enhance  drivers' perception of the vehicle surroundings. The cooperative approach envisaged a scenario in which vehicles and infrastructure cooperate to perceive potential dangerous situations extended in space and time horizon that will only be limited by the range of the radio communications.

 

Finished The red light violation service, implemented by Compass4D, combines infrastructure based threat assessment with I2V notifications for road users. The threat assessment in Compass4D builds on the work done in SAFESPOT, considering a number of well-established use cases: existing red-light enforcement systems and an equipped vehicle intersection violation (e.g. an emergency vehicle).
  PRESERVE (Preparing Secure Vehicle-to-X Communication Systems) worked on secure and privacy-protected V2X communication closer to reality by providing and field testing a security and privacy subsystem for V2X systems. PRESERVE combined and extended results from earlier research projects, integrating and developing them to a pre-deployment stage by enhancing scalability, reducing the cost level, and addressing open deployment issues. It provided a comprehensive protection ranging from the vehicle sensors, through the on-board network and V2V/V2I communication, to the receiving application.  Finished The creation of an integrated V2X Security Architecture (VSA) and a close-to-market implementation termed V2X Security Subsystem (VSS) has been an interesting result for Compass4D.

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