Innovation: InterCor project

Published on: 26 June 2018
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InterCor: cooperative intelligent transport gathers speed

Tests starting next September will seek to track road freight as it transits through multiple European countries. Built-in vehicle and infrastructure systems in transit countries need to be interoperable to ensure tracking without any breaks in the information flow.  The InterCor project aims to show that it is possible to connect Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) in the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK, and along the future French route set out in the Scoop@f project.

MGI is an expert in Cargo Community Systems and will be involved in data transmission tests for the estimated truck arrival date, verification of slot allocation in logistics terminals or platforms, site access conditions and driver guidance systems.

InterCor works to provide safer people and goods transit across Europe.

It will now be possible to inform haulers of the status of goods in the terminal, and any problems on the road or at the destination terminal gates. Infrastructure operators will also see the status of cargo heading their way and will be able to inform drivers and logistics platforms of any unexpected issues affecting goods transit in real time. Finally, this information will be accessible to public and private infrastructure managers, who connect port facilities to the local area and produce road information.

These services will use geolocation technologies combined with V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle) and V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure) communication protocols. For logistics professionals, knowing the position of goods and any key associated events greatly facilitates inland logistics management.

Logistics information is increasingly connected to transport information. Smart ports are teaming up with smart cities and data networks are becoming increasingly interconnected. The key is smooth data exchange and reducing traffic problems, which have an impact on the competitiveness of sector professionals.

About Intercor

InterCor is a European project under the Connecting Europe Facility, which has received €30 million in funding over three years, including funding from the European Commission.
InterCor seeks to make information systems interoperable for road infrastructure and vehicles for goods or people transport. The Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and France are project stakeholders.

InterCor is an intelligent international corridors project that works with experts in built-in computer systems, roadworks information exchange (Roadworks warning – RWW), secure vehicle identification (Probe Vehicle Data PVD), traffic light management (Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory – GLOSA), multimodal transport (Multimodal Cargo Transport Optimization – MCTO) and HGV car parks (Truck parking – TP).

Project partners:

  • ERTICO-ITS Europe, Belgium
  • Department for Transport, UK
  • Provincie Noord Brabant,
  • Geoloc Systems, France
  • I-TRANS, France
  • The Department of Mobility & Public Works, Belgium
  • Rijkwaterstraat, Netherlands
  • Provincie Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l’Aménagement et des Réseaux, France

 

By Christophe Reynaud, innovation manager at MGI.

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