SMARTFREIGHT/ IR6.1: Theoretical background and intermediate local scenarios for services to be provided
A conceptual model is preented that is well suited to understand the relationhsips between traffic, transport and logistics. The model has been published and used in international work (EC, OECD, etc.) and is in this context used to facilitate the harmonisation and common understanding of terminology within SMARTFREIGHT. (MARTFREIGHT is a FP7 project (Contract N. FP7-216353). The model is used to explain why, in an urban context, the traffic management and freight transport community still have rather limited knowledge of each other's field and perspective. These communities will face a difficult learning process, necessary to understand how to best market the addedd functionalities offered by SMARTFREIGHT, and a combined/tentative "Freight Transport Service & Control Centre" (FTSCC) is proposed.
The extended functionalities to be developed in SMARTFREIGHT are presented, and a first approach to the testing of these functionalities in the SMARTFREIGHT context is discussed. A template to show the general character and level of detail for a typical SMARTFREIGHT scenario is given.