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HEAVYROUTE Final Seminar
The volume of freight transport on roads has grown steadily over the years and is expected to increase significantly over the next decade. From the point of view of a road operator, this will lead to accelerated damage to bridges and pavement fatigue as well as creating major traffic management problems to maintain safety and reduce congestion. For truck operators, there are the combined challenges of reducing ever increasing fuel costs, maximising efficiency and profitability whilst maintaining safety. For truck drivers, they have the additional tasks of charting a safe and appropriate route.
THE FP6 project “Heavyroute” is based on the belief that one major support for all three parties could come from the improvement in the generation and usage of maps for trucks in Europe. The use of mapping systems based in satellite guidance has increased dramatically and is providing major benefits to professional drivers. However there are many stories of drivers finding themselves on inappropriate routes for their vehicle.
Working with all the major stakeholders, the Heavyroute project worked to provide the tools, the systems and the data collection and interpretation processes that will effectively link Europe’s road infrastructure via electronic mapping systems to the truck operators and drivers. This will provide a major boost to the efficiency, profitably and safety of the haulage sector whilst contributing to overall road safety and congestion and infrastructure asset management objectives.
Three main applications were developed based on vehicle/infrastructure interaction models together with detailed data on the vehicle itself, the infrastructure and the traffic.
Pre-trip route planning
Monitoring and management of HGV’s at bridges
Bringing together representatives from the road related industry, road decision makers, owners, and operators - both for urban and interurban area, research institutes, academia and the European Commission, the HEAVYROUTE FINAL SEMINAR aims at presenting the final results of the HEAVYROUTE project.
For this occasion, we would like to invite you to first toast with us the end of the HeavyRoute project in the new “HotelBloom!”, rue Royale 250, 1210 Brussels, Metro Botanique, on the 9th of June, followed by a half-day seminar in the same hotel on the 10th.
*Best venue of the year 2008 Award, 2008 Caïus Award
Date: 9th June 2009
Venue: HotelBloom!, Brussels, Belgium
19:00 – 20:00 Welcome cocktail
Date: 10th June 2009
Venue: HotelBloom!, Brussels, Belgium
8:30 – 09:00 Registration and Coffee
9:00 Welcome and introduction (Anita Ihs -project coordinator; William Bird -EC project officer; Marc Billiet -IRU; Véronique Corduant -Deutsche Post)
09:30 Presentations of project results
11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 Presentations continued
13:00 Conclusions (Anita Ihs - project coordinator, William Bird - EC project officer, Bernard Jacob -LCPC
|“HotelBloom!”, rue Royale 250, 1210 Brussels, Metro Botanique - Map|
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