Bordeaux, 21 October 2014 – Nearly close to the end of its first year of activities, the European CIP project CO-GISTICS revealed the reference architecture that will be used for all pilot sites and services. The architecture details the standards and policies to be used to ensure interoperability and the ability to replicate the services at a wider European level.

The CO-GISTICS reference architecture is based on an infrastructure as an integrated set of software components coming from the cooperative services, intelligent freight objects and logistics services. The main characteristics of this architecture are:

  • Vertical and uniform support for connectivity from cooperative systems to Logistics Applications levels
  • Interaction with freight objects and services through M2M interfaces and real-time communication capabilities

“In this context, the CO-GISTICS reference architecture should merge different systems and solutions coming from the ITS environment (already tested and validated in most of the sites selected in the project), together with new core services as the traffic and itinerary services, the CO2 monitoring service as well as cloud service to facilitate real time communication and freight object virtualisation to support the five cooperative logistics services”, German Herrero, Head of Transport & Trade Logistics Sector at ATOS and responsible for the implementation of the Reference Architecture, said.  

A detailed technical architecture has also been produced for each pilot site taking into account core and local services. In the French pilot site, the system implemented already in the Compass4D project, will be used to provide speed advice on the roads in and around Bordeaux.  

The Bordeaux pilot site is progressively deploying the speed advice (GLOSA) service thanks to an early start in the sister project Compass4D. “This service will reduce the waiting time at traffic lights and the number of decelerations trucks do every day. Geoloc Systems will complete this service in 2015 with multiple multimodal logistics modules in order to optimise the daily loading/unloading activities and to reduce the waiting time in ports with the Grand Port Maritime of Bordeaux as a testbed”, Andre Perpey, Geoloc System Executive Director and Bordeaux pilot leader for both CO-GISTICS and Compass4D, said.  

An adaptation of the software on the onboard unit (OBU) used by the fleet operator Novacom will be used to implement the CO2 emissions estimation and monitoring service. An adaptation of the track and trace platform will be implemented to take into account the CO2 information coming from the equipped trucks.  

CO-GISTICS is co-financed by the European Commission under the CIP - Competitiveness and Innovation Programme and is coordinated by ERTICO - ITS Europe.

In addition to ERTICO, CO-GISTICS partners are: AGUILA, ATOS, AUTAMAROCCHI, AZKAR, CEAGA, CERTH, City of Bilbao, City of Vigo, CTAG, DB SCHENKER, DHL, ETRA, FERNETTI Terminal, FRAPORT, GEOLOC, HOLM, ICOOR, IRU Projects, MLC, M3Systems, NOVACOM, PluService, Politecnico di Bari, Region of Central Macedonia, SAMER, SEAWAY, TEAMNET, TELVENT, T-SYSTEMS, TREDIT, Università degli Studi di Trieste, WEST EUROTRANS.

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