ARENA 2.0 e-transactions for greener and more efficient road transport

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Coordinator NetPort Karlshamn Aktiebolag (svb)
Funding from Vinnova SEK 4 990 000
Project duration November 2008 - March 2012
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The project sees as its overarching goal, on the basis of a continued development of a system for distance-based charging of heavy goods vehicles lay a foundation for research in the broader concept of e-transactions as a means to increase transport efficiency and reduce its environmental impact. Special emphasis will be placed on the environmental aspects, but also user, socio-economic consequences and other transport policy objectives will be studied.

Results and expected effects

Knowledge building in the ARENA 2.0 is expected to contribute to: -that transport infrastructure and transport system can be developed, maintained, financed and operated according to the transport policy objectives -that the heavy investment in road infrastructure can be used where they do best benefits, including that politicians and other decision makers have good policy instruments. -creating regional conditions to reduce the heavy traffic interference -promoting mobility and level playing field for the heavy traffic in Sweden -contributing to an adaptation of the organizational and legal framework required for interoperable European road user charging systems -support an innovation system in which truck manufacturers, carriers, technology and service providers work together to develop new technologies and services

Approach and implementation

An initial creation of a research environment related to Blekinge Institute of Technology with 3-5 senior researchers and 6-10 PhD students. The goal is to become the strongest and most prestigious research environment on the theme of e-transactions in the interface between e-transactions and telecommunication services for ITS within the EU. Research in ARENA 2.0 is intimately linked to activities funded by the Swedish Road Administration with a focus on practical development and demonstration of road user charging systems and related telematics services for ITS.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

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