18-07-2019

Towards autonomous, urban logistics

PTV Group joins the lighthouse project efeuCampus Bruchsal as innovation partner

Karlsruhe, 18/07/2019. How can we ensure that future urban logistics is emission-free, economically viable and attractive for all generations? The aim of efeuCampus located in the Karlsruhe technology region is to create a unique urban reference district for autonomous mobility of goods. The lighthouse project funded by the EU and the German Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg successfully kicked off in Bruchsal, Germany, in July. The PTV Group is one of the six innovation partners.

In times of steadily growing online trade, the distribution of goods – especially on the last mile – is becoming an ever-greater challenge. Congestion as well as air and noise pollution are increasingly becoming a problem. To counteract this, an experimental laboratory is now being set up in a real urban district, a former barracks site with around 240 inhabitants, offices, a school, etc. The aim is to develop and test pioneering supply and disposal systems for parcel and waste handling. For example, this includes the use of autonomous robotic vehicles for delivery.

“We are looking forward to supporting this groundbreaking project with our solutions and expertise,” says Marcel Huschebeck, Logistics Research Portfolio Manager, who is managing the project on the PTV side. "Our task will be to analyse the transport planning aspects and integrate this area-based solution into existing distribution structures. In order to enable optimised route planning, we will adapt our software to the framework requirements of the efeuCampus, for example."

"With this visionary innovation project, we have our fingers on the pulse of mobility, aiming at freight transport in urban areas that is emission-free, economically viable and attractive for all generations,” says Bruchsal's Mayor Cornelia Petzold-Schick.

For the research project ‘efeuCampus’ (efeu: eco-friendly experimental urban logistics), six partners have joined forces to create a consortium on behalf of the city of Bruchsal, that is supported by the TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe (TRK). Members of the consortium include the PTV Group, the Bruchsal-based technology company SEW Eurodrive, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, the Research Centre for Computer Science and the service company b.i.g. The project is funded by grants from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) ‘Innovation and Energy’ and the Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Additional information: https://efeucampus-bruchsal.de/

 

 

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PTV. The Mind of Movement

PTV Group considera el tráfico y la logística como un todo a fin de diseñar una movilidad preparada para el futuro. La empresa, galardonada como líder en el mercado mundial, desarrolla soluciones de software inteligentes para la logística de transporte, así como para la planificación y la gestión del tráfico. Esto contribuye a que las ciudades, empresas y personas ahorren tiempo y costes, a que las carreteras sean más seguras y a minimizar los efectos sobre el medioambiente. PTV emplea sus conocimientos especializados únicos en el mundo en todas las facetas de la movilidad para que las personas y mercancías lleguen a su destino a tiempo, con seguridad y de un modo respetuoso con los recursos.

Más de 2500 ciudades utilizan productos PTV. Los transportes de más de un millón de vehículos se planifican con el software PTV. El modelo de transporte europeo, que cubre la totalidad de los desplazamientos de personas y del tráfico de mercancías de Europa, se desarrolla con software PTV. Para ello trabajan con pasión más de 900 compañeros en todo el mundo elaborando soluciones potentes. La sede principal en el corazón de la región tecnológica de Karlsruhe es un centro de desarrollo e innovación. Desde aquí, PTV planifica y optimiza desde 1979 todo lo que mueve a las personas y mercancías.

La empresa alemana PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG forma parte de PTV Group. www.ptvgroup.com

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All innovation partners of the efeuCampus came together for the kick-off meeting in the town hall of Bruchsal.

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Marcel Huschebeck manages the efeu project on the PTV side.

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