An Post hosts the gathering for groundbreaking EU-funded initiative
The third Annual Progress Meeting of the SENATOR project, a pioneering EU-funded initiative aimed at transforming urban logistics and mobility, took place in Dublin over September 26-27, 2023. The event was hosted by An Post, SENATOR project partner, which brought together leading companies, institutions, and universities in the transport and mobility sector.
Mission for sustainability
The meeting witnessed the convergence of representatives from 11 partners, spanning five EU countries, within the SENATOR project consortium. Notable participants included Correos (the project coordinator), the University of Deusto, Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza, Fundación Zaragoza Ciudad del Conocimiento, Smart Dublin (Dublin City Council), Software AG, MDS Transmodal, RINA, Zabala Innovation, DOTGIS, and University College Dublin.
SENATOR is dedicated to optimizing urban logistics with a focus on sustainability. At its core, the project has developed a smart network operator and advanced ICT Platform currently undergoing real-world testing in Zaragoza (Spain) and Dublin (Ireland). It is funded by the European Union and launched in September 2020 as part of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
A highlight of the event was a live demonstration in Dublin showcasing loading bay sensors, which are installed as a part of the Smart Loading Bay Pilot. These sensors provide real-time data on loading bay availability for deliveries, enabling delivery companies like An Post to streamline their operations. Effective loading bay management in cities like Dublin can significantly reduce traffic congestion, emissions, and improve traffic flow, benefiting both businesses and fostering a more sustainable and liveable urban environment.
An integral part of the two-day meeting also featured sessions focused on enhancing collaboration and coordination among the various Work Packages in SENATOR project. Moreover, other relevant meetings like the Exploitation Board (EB) meeting, the Project Management Board (PMB) meeting, and the Project Technical Committee (PTC) meeting.
The success of the third Annual Progress Meeting underscores the commitment of all project partners to drive positive change in urban logistics, ultimately contributing to a more sustainable and efficient future for cities.
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