The introduction of connected, cooperative and automated mobility (CCAM) can make a significant improvement to logistic chains. The MODI project will identify and largely resolve barriers on confined areas and on public roads for SAE L4 CCAM vehicles on the corridor from Rotterdam to Oslo, and demonstrate the solutions. Coordination is a central element of development in this project: it enables early integration of CCAM in current logistic vehicle operations, adding more efficiency benefits for logistics companies and thus creating an attractive path to deployment. Coordination is also needed for smart traffic management in the public domain. The project comprises five different use cases, each describing a part of the logistics chain. It identifies what is already possible on SAE L4, and what is not possible yet. For the public roads, the project will focus on understanding and overcoming the regulatory barriers and PDI shortcomings on the motorway corridor with road authorities and OEMs of the project involved. In cocreation with all stakeholders the project will search for an optimal combination of physical, digital infrastructure and OEM equipment, easy to implement and low in costs for all parties. In addition to the demonstrations, the project provides detailed business models for the logistics sector, demonstrating that the use of CCAM can lead to greater profits, especially when vehicles drive on a coordinated way. The consortium consists of 8 industry partners: OEMs, ITS solutions providers, test centers and logistical companies; engineering and research providers with 4 RTOs, 3 universities; and associations of logistical companies, Tier 1 companies, ITS service providers. Complemented with road authorities and cities/regions along the corridor, representing the complete value chain. A strong stakeholder group is committed (signed LoS).
SELIS is aimed at delivering a ‘platform for pan-European logistics applications’ by: - Embracing a wide spectrum of logistics perspectives and creating a unifying operational and strategic business innovation agenda for pan European Green Logistics. - Establishing an exceptionally strong consortium of logistics stakeholders and ICT providers, that can leverage EU IP from over 40 projects so as to create proof of concept Common Communication and navigation platforms for pan-European logistics applications in month 18 deployed in 8 living labs (LLs) representing the principal logistics communities.. - Establishing a research and innovation environment using the LLs to provide data than can be used for discovery of new insights that will enable continuous value creation supporting the large scale adoption of SELIS. The proposed Shared European Logistics Intelligent Information Space, SELIS, is a network of logistic communities’ specific shared intelligent information spaces termed SELIS Community Nodes (SCN). SCNs are constructed by individual logistics communities to facilitate the next generation of collaborative, responsive and agile green transportation chains. SCNs link with their participants’ existing systems through a secure infrastructure and provide shared information and tools for data acquisition and use, according to a 'cooperation agreement'. Connected nodes, provide a distributed common communication and navigation platform for Pan European logistics applications. Each Node decides what information wishes to publish and what information wants to subscribe to. The SELIS Community Node (SCN) concept represents the evolution of a longline of research in this area. The fundamental principle is that it provides a ‘lightweight ICT structure’ to enable information sharing for collaborative sustainable logistics for all at strategic and operational levels.