The goal of ReVeAL is to add Urban Vehicle Access Regulations (UVAR) to the standard range of urban mobility transition approaches of cities across Europe. The EU funded R&I ReVeAL project looks at this hot topic for the first time since the CURACAO project (ending a decade ago).
The overarching mission of the project is to enable cities to optimise urban space and transport network usage through new and integrated packages of urban vehicle access policies and technologies. Such policies can lead to fewer emissions, less noise and improved accessibility and quality of life, which especially benefits the people living in these cities. These policies can also encourage more sustainable transport choices, enabling cities to become more liveable, ultimately healthier and more attractive for every member of society.
To this end, ReVeAL combines conceptual work and case study research with hands-on UVAR implementation in six pilot cities, as well as systematic stakeholder interaction through professional communication activities.
The project started in June 2019 and will run for three years.
Backwards maneuvering truck/trailer combinations can be challenging, especially if the vehicle combination has more than one articulation. Logistics companies experience significant costs due to damage caused by vehicle combinations that are in the process of ‘docking’: parking the vehicle backwards to a dock door for loading and unloading.
VISTA stands for VIsion Supported Truck docking Assistant. The aim of VISTA is to develop a system that supports truck drivers while maneuvering their vehicle combinations on logistics areas towards dock doors. The heart of the VISTA solution consists of camera based, accurate localization of truck and trailer(s). The cameras are mounted on the distribution centre. Based on this localization, an optimal, feasible path is calculated by the system and the driver then gets information on how to follow this path by means of an intuitive user interface. This user interface is handed over to the driver while entering the distribution center.
INTERCOR PROJECT - BEHIND THE SCENES
V-tron, together with its partners, has been involved in the European Intercor project since 2017. Together with Rijkswaterstaat we travel the four participating countries and the associated project partners. From Rijkswaterstaat a beautiful two-part overview video has been made. The development of the service is well represented in this. Only you achieve nothing, the power of collaboration is confirmed once again in this project.
Test Fest 1: Dordrecht – NL – July 2017
TestFest 2: Reims – FR – April 2018
TestFest 3: Kent – UK – October 2018
TestFest 4: Antwerp – BE – March 2019
PRE TEST-FEST GLOSA HELMOND
V-tron has created its own ZOOF variety in cooperation with the ITS corridor team to support GLOSA services. During this two-day event V-tron gave several demonstrations to give an impression to the audience present. more information?
Intercor (EN) or Smart Wayz (NL)
Talking Maps is a trial by the cooperating province of Noord-Brabant, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and the companies V-TRON and AND and will last a maximum of two years. The organizations involved signed a cooperation agreement on Intertraffic at the RAI in Amsterdam on 20 March.
According to Ruben Kragten, representative in the cooperation from V-TRON, the agreement is a good example of a collaboration between market parties and governments. “We want to test and apply our technical solutions in traffic. And we can not do that alone. We are happy to work together with the government, “he says
Rijkswaterstaat works daily on an accessible Netherlands. We do this not only through the construction of new roads and waterways, but also through more efficient use of existing infrastructure. Innovative systems for travel information and traffic management can help us. At present we are working – in coordination with Germany and Austria – on the introduction of a number of cooperative ITS services on a so-called ‘corridor’, the route that runs from Rotterdam, via Breda, Tilburg and Eindhoven to Venlo (A16 – A58 – A2 – A67 ): V-tron has stepped in as an HMI (Human Interface) supplier. V-tron provides the interface towards the driver. If there are reports from the roadside (A16 – A58 – A67), this is shown to the driver in the ZOOF app and he / she can adjust her driving behavior accordingly. More information about this project can be found on the site of the ITS Corridor