the client

Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry (DG ENTR) of the European Commission. The DG ENTR aims at strengthening the European industry sectors with the help of international cooperation and innovation as means to foster creation and growth of small businesses and to promote entrepreneurship. Moreover, it supports the European presence in various fields: the European Space Policy, Space Research and Development and projects related to GMES technologies.

the need

Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry (DG ENTR) needed support in identifying those services, contingent upon GNSS, that can be used in multimodal logistics and assessing their feasibility and scalability as well those constraints that could prevent the uptake of these services. The project aimed also at formulating measures to foster the uptake of these services and promoting the benefits deriving from the introduction of GNSS in multimodal logistics

details

VVA supported the Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry (DG ENTR) in identifying those services, contingent upon GNSS, that can be used in multimodal logistics. The project aimed also at formulating measures to foster the uptake of these services.

According to the Action Plan on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Applications – COM (2010)308 final of 16/06/2010, some regulatory measures may become necessary where GNSS adds value to the efficiency of freight transport. Such measures are expected to complement initiatives implemented in the context of the Logistics and the ITS Action Plans. More specifically, Action 12 of the Action Plan on GNSS Applications tasks the European Commission to investigate the expediency of a Directive on GNSS-based multimodal logistics. Within the project, the Team has performed the following activities: Identification of the GNSS based services that can be used in multimodal logistics; Technical, political and legal feasibility of the services identified; Definition of flanking measures to overcome political, legal and technical issues; Definition of a strategy for the introduction of the services identified.