Intelligent truck parking and delivery areas management
Priority and Speed advice
CO2 emission estimation and monitoring
The city of Vigo is situated in north-west Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia and is the most populated city in Galicia with 300.000 habitants. Vigo is one of the leading industrial areas in Galicia, with car factories, shipyards, and auxiliary industry. For instance, Galicia’s leading employer, the French factory PSA Peugeot Citroën, is situated in Vigo. The international Port of Vigo and the large automotive and shipbuilding industry generate an intense traffic flow of goods through the area with important impacts on traffic management and efficiency.
One of the Vigo port’s essential traffic, and also the main cargo, is the automotive-related one with a figure in excess of 670,000T (495,272 units) and the figure for vehicle parts and spares of over 107,000T during 2013. The other important business in the Vigo port is the fishing industry, which moved over 800,000T (827,427T) of fishery products in 2013, fresh and frozen catches, canned fish and other fishing related products for human consumption.
One of the major future projects for the Port of Vigo is the creation of the Motorway of the Sea between Vigo and Nantes-Saint Nazaire, which will produce benefits/profits in terms of cost, regularity or frequency and other kind of benefits/profits directly related to one of the project’s essential basis or support, the hinterland traffic by road. Over the past few years a series of projects have been conducted in Vigo and its surroundings with the aim of testing and implementing cooperative technologies. CO-GISTICS will continue on the work of previous activities such as Sigoga and DriveC2X which developed an intelligent corridor with more than 100 km of roads controlled by the DGT North West Traffic Management Centre; 30 RSUs; 21 Cameras; 19 Variable Message Panels; and10 high precision meteorological stations. Vigo is also part of the Compass4D project which targets the deployment of cooperative systems in 7 European cities; thanks to Compass4D, 17 roadside units were installed in 17 intersections of the city to provide i.a. Energy Efficiency Intersection Service (priority and speed advice).
CO-GISTICS will install 6 additional roadside units in the main road that connects the centre of the automotive industry and the main entrance to the port. 15 onboard units will be installed in 15 trucks which belong to one of the main logistics companies in the city related to the automotive sector.
The CO-GISTICS pilot site in Vigo will pilot 4 of the 5 services of the project (Intelligent truck parking and delivery areas management; Priority & Speed advice; Eco-Drive support; CO2 emission estimation and monitoring) which will improve the movement of goods between the major logistics centres in the city.
CO-GISTICS will establish connections between the main entrances to the city, the Port of Vigo and the main places where the automotive industry and its logistics activities are located. The existing equipment and the RSUs to be installed will cover the highways and motorways around the city (AP9, A55 and A52), the main ring road in Vigo (VG20), two arterial urban roads (Madrid Avenue and Gran Vía) and the connection between the ring road and the Highway through the Vigo port.