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Smart Urban Freight Conference 2015 - The Smartfusion Final Event

 

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The European Commission-funded Smartfusion project held its final event in Berlin, on June 3. Entitled “Smart Urban Freight Conference 2015”, it showcased how urban policymakers and operators can now analyse the likely success and benefits of applying green vehicle technologies to their city regions and supply chains, and leverage proven best practices.

The results of the Smartfusion project were unveiled to an expert audience of city and regional authorities, logistics operators, fleet managers, industry representatives and academics. The project showcased novel transport innovations to effectively improve the efficiency, as well as the social and environmental sustainability, of urban freight in last mile operations and related urban and inter-urban shipment processes.

The results included the Smart Urban Freight Designer Tool as well as best practices from the partner cities and regions. In its demonstration cities (Berlin, Newcastle and Como) Smartfusion determined the critical success factors in stimulating the market uptake of new sustainable vehicle technology. In addition, different stakeholders presented their state-of-the-art solutions to urban freight challenges in European cities.

The Smartfusion project is built upon existing urban freight development strategies from the three trial city regions. The City of Berlin demonstrated integrated technology solutions, Como in Italy showcased a remote monitoring system for fully-electric vehicles, and Newcastle upon Tyne examined collaborative approaches for urban and interurban shipments, using electric trucks.

 

 


 

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This Project is being funded by the European Commission, 
Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement No. 285195