CO-GISTICS Open Roads Demonstration in Melbourne

At the 23rd ITS World Congress (10-14 October 2016) in Melbourne, CO-GISTICS will present its two services; Speed advice (GLOSA) and Cargo Transport Optimisation.

The demonstration site is a network of traffic signal junctions in Albert Park Lake close to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center. The majority of demonstrations will be held off-site at nearby Albert Park Lake, the home of the F1 Grand Prix Melbourne – approximately 4.3 km (2.7 miles) from the congress venue. A return bus service will bring delegates to and from the demonstration venue for the duration of the congress. Most of this 5.3 kilometre (3.9 mile) circuit will be used for demonstrations in live traffic, with a 2 kilometer (1.2 mile) section exclusively secured for autonomous World Congress driving demonstrations.

CO-GISTICS demo MelbourneA G5 OBU will be installed in the bus driving between the congress centre and the demonstration area. The application will be available to the driver and to the passengers through several smartphones. The OBU will recover traffic light information in the SPAT/MAP format and will permit the display of Green Light Optimal Speed Advice.


CO-GISTICS demonstration will take traffic signal status information from Melbourne City Council’s Traffic Management System (TMS) and deliver a speed advice permitting to get a green light.

Cargo Transport Optimisation has been added to the demonstration by integrating these services to the GLOSA interface. The driver of the bus will receive and send information concerning the delivery and pick up of goods. He will also have access to the HERE navigation tool and an optimisation of customs management.

Geoloc Systems will hold the demonstration in a 48 seat bus provided by Murrays Coaches, Buses & Limousines. Four tablets will be available for people seated in the first rows of the bus to follow live the different tools and advices that the driver receives in real-time.  Murrays

The demo runs from Monday 10 October until Friday 14 June outside of the ITS Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre; ITS Congress participants who wish to see this demo just have to spot the CO-GISTICS bus and hop in.

Technical aspects

Indoor demo (stand) scenario:

The indoor demo involves the creation of a transport order and a mission order on the Noscifel platform. The goal is to show all the administrative steps before the transport of goods: appointments summary, transport documents, traceability, geofence creation, CO2 footprint estimation.

Outdoor tour demo scenario:

  1. The carrier will load the container and indicate that the container has been loaded on the embedded CO-GISTICS application. Then, the delivery will be made. Once done, the driver indicates that the container has been delivered via the embedded CO-GISTICS application.
  2. During the trip from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, our bus will interact with traffic signals at traffic lights in G5.

CO-GISTICSThe traffic lights are controlled by the City  of Melbourne. The GLOSA application (Green Light Optimal Speed Advice) will indicate the ideal speed to adopt, permitting to have a green light and avoid stopping at a traffic light.

Moreover, start/stop idling will tell if it is worthwhile to stop the engine at a traffic light.

Also, during the trip we’ll show that the carrier has access to a navigation tool via GPS taking into account the state of the traffic. This navigation is realized thanks to the HERE services.

3. Back at the stand, you will be able to see the results of the delivery on the planning and                          to see the good synchronisation of the information.

Aside from the demonstration, CO-GISTICS will also be present at two special interest and two technical paper sessions. Some details below, for more information, consult the ITS World Congress Preliminary Programme.

Special Interest Sessions

SIS52 – C-ITS for Optimising Transport and Logistics of Goods
13 October 2016, 16:00 – 17:30

This session will explain how C-ITS can optimise each transport leg (e.g. Eco driving, slow steaming, speed advice at intersections or reduction of time spent to look for a parking place thanks to real-time information on available places). Furthermore, it will also show how goods could be transported in innovative ways (Port loading/unloading optimization, last mile delivery and automation). Finally, the usefulness of C-ITS will be demonstrated in the security management of the transport of dangerous goods. The speakers of this session will present their experience of the benefits of C-ITS to the transport of goods acquired through several experimentations and pilots launched in 3 European (Compass4D, CO-GISTICS and CORE) and 2 French national (Noscifel, GeotransMD) projects.

SIS64 – Knowledge and Understanding of Urban Freight Distribution and Service Trips
12 October 2016, 16:00 – 17:30

ITS solutions, involving public and private stakeholders can be used for implementing efficient rules of urban freight transport. Coordinated policies for a more sustainable urban mobility will help to make aware to a wide public of their benefits and advantages. This session aims to provide knowledge and understanding of freight distribution and service trips and discuss the take up process in worldwide cities.

Two Technical Paper Sessions, the Use of Automated Vehicles on Long-Haul Freight Corridors and the Use of ITS to Drive Freight Efficiency and Sustainability will also take place on 11 October 2016