The FREILOT pilot focuses on reducing energy consumption of goods delivery vehicles in urban areas.
The specific energy consumption of urban goods transport depends on many factors; vehicle performance, driver behaviour, urban geography and the road network, traffic control strategies and performance, weight of the vehicle and its load to name but a few.
Clearly no realistic single measure can address all these aspects and lead to a significant increase in energy efficiency. A holistic and integrated approach is needed combining various measures that can be implemented without excessive cost and with the necessary public acceptance.
The FREILOT services aim to increase energy efficiency drastically in road goods transport in urban areas through a holistic treatment of traffic management, fleet management, the delivery vehicle and the driver, and demonstrate in four linked pilot projects that up to 25% reduction of fuel consumption in urban areas is feasible.
The FREILOT project is piloting the following services:
The services are piloted in four European sites: Lyon-France, Helmond-Netherlands, Krakow-Poland and Bilbao-Spain, showcasing the benefits of the services and ease of implementation in different parts of Europe.
April 2009 - March 2012. Funding through the European Commission, Competitiveness and Innovation programme.
Coordinator: ERTICO – ITS Europe
Partners: VOLVO, Renault Trucks, PEEK Traffic, CTAG, CERTH, LET, Interface Transport, MLC-EUSKADI, THETIS S.p.A., GERTEK SA, POLIS, CNRS, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Cities of Lyon (Grand Lyon and Ville de Lyon), Helmond and Bilbao. The Krakow pilot site is supported by the Polish National Road Administration (GDDKiA).