GALENA Project has eight objectives which will make the overall project realistic, measurable and successful within a 24-month timeframe are:
To refine the users’ requirements by performing urban freight transport stakeholders requirements’ analysis in the context of freight pooling, including the last-mile delivery.
To define the system architecture needed for an efficient, robust and liability binding cross supply chain orchestration of a community of shippers involved in freight pooling in urban areas, particularly for the last-mile delivery.
To develop innovative and trusted PVT solutions with a hybrid system GALILEO / ZigBee enabling a seamless, robust and continuous handover indoor/outdoor localization of freight and enabling the various carrier operators to take over (and then hand over) the liability of the goods they are responsible for.
To adapt an existing logistics information system (e.g., an ERP) by taking into account the trusted PVT and authentication data.
To develop the supervision web service application as well as the tracking and rendezvous service functions needed to enable the effective and efficient orchestration of the various stakeholders involved within the cross supply chain activities.
To integrate the different components into an operational prototype and validate the system versus initial specifications from the technical and functional standpoints;
To implement a demonstration and validate the GALENA application in terms of technical performances, reliability, cost effectiveness and service availability with a community of selected shippers; to assess the level of integrity and robustness of the GALENA application in terms of geo-positioning and time stamped data for carriers’ liability tracking.
After having demonstrated GALENA project potentialities for freight pooling during the ITS 2015 World Wide congress in Bordeaux, to disseminate the project results towards potential customers and confirm the conditions for a successful larger scale deployment (Business plan).