A new workshop of the European project CO-GISTICS took place in Vigo on 2 February, co-organised by CTAG and CEAGA. Stakeholders participating in the event experienced a demonstration of the CO-GISTICS services implemented in the pilot of Vigo, where the different infrastructures (traffic lights, intersections, etc.) provided information to the driver, through mobile devices to improve safety and efficiency. Currently, 30 cooperative intersections and 4 priority sections are operational in Vigo and this demonstration showed how logistical operators can improve traffic and fleet management.
Piloting in 7 of Europe’s leading logistics centres (one of them in Vigo), CO-GISTICS services will help make operations of goods, trucks, roads, ports, airports and rail terminals more sustainable and efficient. The project targets the needs of the freight industry taking into account the economic and environmental challenges of the public authorities, fleet operators, freight forwarders and terminal operators. CO-GISTICS, which started at 2014, is integrating existing freight and transport systems with innovative solutions such as cooperative services and intelligent cargo. These services will stay in use after the end of the project.