MOSCA provides a set of computer tools to assist the
transport operators in planning their transport services. The approach
integrates the urban goods flows and its related infrastructure within advanced
off-line and on-line urban transport models allowing authorities to plan,
assess and control freight policies according to their needs while private
transport operators take advantage out of the model by accessing actual traffic
and other information (e.g. “works ahead” on roads or closed lanes).
Furthermore, MOSCA will
investigate the possibility to improve transport models by registering,
integrating and considering planned transport flows or even planned single
transports from private shippers and transport operators.
will design an information system as a platform for future add value services
with several modules (shortest path, tour planner, on-line routing, shop
restocking planning) being implemented in this project. Core concept is an
application server based on state-of-the-art technologies with open interfaces
Criterions are logistics service degrees
on demand side and sustainability on supply side. Input of traffic related
events and the corresponding inclusion in dynamic road network models for calculation
of estimated arrival times are objectives of the supply-oriented system
components. The demand-side inputs data on scheduled transports and on
short-term modifications into the information system. This information results from
logistics process planning steps for distribution and transport and affect downstream supply chain operations.
Key sub-objectives are:
Stimulating optimal use of existing technologies
Developing open system for additional modules
Rising of high level of acceptance among key actors
Enhancing user friendly interface
MOSCA strongly supports the concept that new
technologies must answer customer’s need, delivering benefit for the whole
Community. MOSCA aims at exploiting project outputs supporting
applications in existing and newly developed information systems.
development will be market-led from the very beginning involving both transport
operators and relevant services providers across the project lifetime. It is
thus expected MOSCA
find adaptation to the existing systems being a straightforward process, with
user interfaces having been fine tuned to make it as intuitive as possible.