GAF has presented the results of the project „European-wide Mobility, Safety and Efficiency Management for Logistics Enterprises” at the ESA Council in Paris. The solution aims at increasing the energy efficiency of logistics and transport service providers. The project has been conducted by GAF together with the partners T-Systems and DB Schenker and is co-funded by ESA as a demonstration project in the frame of the ARTES IAP programme.
The GNSS-based solution enables near real-time monitoring of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions during trip. For the truck driver, a mobile app gives immediate feedback of the current driving behaviour, allowing him to achieve and maintain an eco-friendly driving style. The logistics service provider has direct access to monitoring services in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, but also for tracking and tracing capabilities that enable monitoring the position of every truck in the fleet at any time.
To enhance the accuracy of the results, GAF has provided a high-quality digital elevation model (DEM) based on satellite earth observation images in order to obtain an even more accurate calculation of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.During the demonstration phase, DB Schenker conducted test trips on a distance in total of about 166,000 km. A considerable fuel and CO2 reduction of up to 11% has been observed. The integration of elevation information from satellite data improved the result again significantly.
More information about the project can be found at the ESA IAP Project Web Page: