ENIDE at MODI launch event

Enide participated in the MODI Kick Off meeting, which took place in Oslo and was hosted by ITS Norway on 02 and 03 November 2022.

What is MODI?

MODI is a European cross-border initiative to accelerate the introduction of Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility solutions to significantly improve logistic chains.

The MODI project will demonstrate automated heavy-haul vehicles use cases on the motorway corridor from Rotterdam in the Netherlands to Moss in Norway, crossing four national borders and establishing terminal operations at four different harbours and terminals en route.

Automated transport will significantly contribute to improving European transport and logistic chains. The MODI research project will make substantial steps toward identifying and resolving barriers preventing this from coming true. Introducing innovative, connected, cooperative and automated mobility (CCAM) can lead to many positive societal effects, such as safer and more efficient transport everywhere and for everyone. In mobility, the logistics sector is unique because of the scarcity of heavy truck drivers, the pressure to reduce costs and the high utilisation of vehicles compared to private passenger transport.

Therefore, profitable business cases as a consequence of the automated vehicles for the logistics sector are already very likely. Even though the development of automated transport is accelerating, there are still many hindrances to overcome before we see a full-scale introduction of such transportation. These are related to the maturity of the technology itself but also to regulations, harmonisations, and social acceptance. The hindrances escalate when considering border-crossing transport. 

What is ENIDE's role in MODI?

Vicent Pastor, Head of Corporate Development at Enide, attended the meeting and presented the company’s experience in communication and dissemination, as well as the innovation and research that have characterised the company over the last 11 years in European projects.

The In-Move by Railgrup cluster will coordinate the dissemination and dissemination actions of the project, in which ENIDE (also a member of the Catalan rail cluster) will advance the activities that help to promote the strategic scope of the project’s progress.

As ENIDE, we will be mostly involved in Dissemination tasks acting as a link between the communication and dissemination activities at use case level and WP6 in close cooperation with its leadership.

 

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