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Data sharing platform for NordicWay 3 live

Earlier this year we reported on the participation in NordicWay3 and in July Monotch already launched the data exchange node which is connected to TLEX I2V. The Scandinavian C-ITS programme and the associated pilots both enable vehicles, infrastructure and network operators to communicate safety hazards and other information from roads in the Nordic countries between different stakeholders. It is a collaboration of public and private partners in Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark and serves as a blueprint for a scalable, interoperable C-ITS implementation, with built-in privacy, security and data policy solutions. The NordicWay services aim to enhance traffic safety and fluency as well as environmental benefits by reducing CO2 emissions.

With a successful go-live and completely according to plan, the node data sharing platform for NordicWay3 was launched at the beginning of July. TLEX I2V from Monotch is used for the platform. In addition, a new product, the TLEX Interchange, has also been made available. The TLEX Interchange not only facilitates data exchange between projects and data-purchasing parties, but also ensures the exchange of data with other countries in the region via a special ‘Interchange’ network that has been set up. The data exchange via the platform takes place entirely in accordance with the C-Roads standards. Together with the Norwegian road authorities, Monotch contributes to the development of European C-ITS standards by providing input for further maturity.

The go-live of the data platform simultaneously marked the start of local C-ITS data exchange services for several Proof of Concepts and pilots in Sweden, such as the hybrid initiative in Gothenburg that tests a hybrid information exchange between traffic lights and vehicles by bringing notifications into the vehicle. For the pilots Monotch will bring crucial knowledge gained from Dutch and international ITS projects such as Talking Traffic, Intercor and Concorda to Scandinavia. Pilot flagships Traffic Signal Priority, Emergency vehicle approaching, Roadwork warnings and Geofencing are carried out by Norway, Sweden as well as Finland.

The main motivation for Monotch to participate in the Nordicway 3 programme is to further improve the TLEX I2V platform and add new functionalities, payloads and interfaces. In addition, the TLEX I2V platform can be further developed into a network of functional, scalable and sustainable exchange nodes that meet the needs of the ecosystem in NordicWay 3. Focus of the developments is on the requirements and specifications necessary for large-scale C-ITS -implementation in the Scandinavian countries. Additional functionalities of the I2V platform will be extensively developed and tested in the coming years.

According to Gary Lin, International Business Developer at Monotch, C-ITS and network management require governance and standardization. “In NordicWay3 we can incorporate the C-Road standards into our TLEX platform and implement them under new specifications and architectural set-ups that differ from our previous implementations.”

Christian Berg of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and Task Leader Interchange Node development and deployment in NordicWay 3 explains that Monotch brings valuable knowledge and experience to the ongoing work of developing and deploying a federated network with multiple exchange nodes for C-ITS data, helping enhance both quality and scalability of the data exchange between the various stakeholders in Scandinavia, and the rest of Europe.

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TLEX technology used to reduce nuisance in Scheveningen

The enforcement organization of The Hague has its hands full with reducing the nuisance on and around the boulevard of Scheveningen. In one month, the hotline receives about a thousand reports about parking problems, traffic violations, noise nuisance and other undesirable behaviour as a result of drug use, especially nitrous oxide. In addition to deploying more enforcers, stricter parking policy and a special app with which residents can report nuisance, the municipality will also start a project to further develop visual detection of undesirable behaviour. In the project ‘Tackling nuisance narcotics in Scheveningen’, a smart AI-camera system from Avutec linked to the TLEX Cityhub platform from Monotch is used to detect overstay parking and other nuisance and to pass on reports to the enforcement organization. The data collected provides the municipality with real-time insights into where there is nuisance. This allows the municipality to act in a more targeted manner.

Location-oriented nuisance reports thanks to smart technology
Residents and entrepreneurs of Scheveningen are experiencing increasing nuisance from visitors. The municipality has therefore drawn up an action plan together with residents and entrepreneurs from the district. This plan contains many measures to tackle the nuisance. This concerns measures against, for example, parking nuisance, noise nuisance, street races, alcohol, nitrous oxide and drug use and litter. In order to reduce the nuisance and to be able to enforce it in a more targeted way, the municipality uses smart camera and data exchange technology.

The project ‘Tackling nuisance narcotics in Scheveningen’ is testing a smart AI-camera system from Avutec, a visual, intelligent sensor system that works on the basis of artificial intelligence and is linked to Monotch’s TLEX Cityhub platform. The collected data about undesirable behaviour goes straight to the enforcement organization of Scheveningen.

Among other things, the cameras will check for ‘overstay’ in parking zones of a maximum of 2 hours; whether vehicles (without permits) are present in a certain area for more than 2 hours. In addition, they are used to detect and report nuisance behaviour on the boulevard of Scheveningen. Think of noise pollution, vandalism, fights, leaving waste etc. Monotch’s TLEX Cityhub platform forms the central technology to which the cameras are connected. From this data hub, the Scheveningen enforcement organization receives real-time and location-oriented notifications if parking violations or undesirable behaviour are detected.

The sensor technology and the notifications via the Monotch platform are being implemented at the moment. The project not only tests the reliability of the technology behind the visual detection of undesirable behaviour, but also whether the notifications come through properly and whether the enforcement organization has been able to take targeted action based on the smart technology. Further research will also be conducted into whether the AI-camera data-hub link can even be used more widely. The Municipality of The Hague is hopeful that the data will contribute to a faster and more targeted intervention in the event of nuisance.

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Monotch joins NordicWay 3 programme

Recently Dutch ITS experts from Monotch have joined the NordicWay 3 programme. As an implementing body in the Swedish consortium they are a welcome addition to NordicWay 3 because they bring along valuable C-ITS user experience and new C-ITS applications. The Dutch smart mobility platform company specializes in connecting data, transactions, and services in the mobility ecosystem and is also data link supplier of the just launched Dutch Urban Data Access Platform (UDAP). This nationwide C-ITS platform receives data from roadside systems like intelligent traffic control systems, barriers, bollards and sensors and automatically sends this to the road authorities. Conversely, UDAP also receives (anonymised) travel and vehicle-related data from road users. In addition to the use of its TLEX I2V software platform for UDAP, Monotch also monitors the quality, security, and privacy of the data exchange.

Monotch’s role in the NordicWay 3 programme is to further develop the Swedish interchange network. According Gary Lin, International Business Developer at Monotch, the NordicWay 3 programme grants Monotch an unique opportunity to further develop and adapt its TLEX I2V platform into a network of functional, scalable, and sustainable interchange nodes that adheres to the needs of the Swedish ecosystem in NordicWay 3. “We look forward to sharing our experiences from C-ITS deployments in the Netherlands and are excited to incorporate the C-Road standards to our TLEX platform and implement it under new specifications and architectural set-ups that differ from previous deployments.”

Enhancing the TLEX data exchange platform
Monotch’s main objective for this programme is to enhance its TLEX platform by incorporating new functionalities, payloads, and interfaces. The focus of their developments will be centred around the requirements and specifications that are needed to achieve large scale C-ITS deployment in the Nordic countries. Monotch has joined various working groups, including the Exchange of Nodes working group and the Traffic Signals working group, and aims to contribute to the knowledge gained in Dutch and international ITS projects such as Talking Traffic, Intercor and Concorda. Further refinement will take place in the coming months in order to ensure project success in the future.

In July 2021 Monotch plans to go live with the Swedish interchange and will also provide local C-ITS data exchange services for several Proof of Concepts throughout the NordicWay 3 programme, e.g. the hybrid initiative in Gothenburg and the In-vehicle Signage Proof of Concept.

Contact person: Gary Lin – International Business Developer
Mail: garylin@monotch.com

From research to C-ITS deployment in NordicWay 3
C-ITS pilots NordicWay 2 and NordicWay 3 enable vehicles, infrastructure and network operators to communicate safety hazards and other information from roads in the Nordic countries between different stakeholders. The projects are a collaboration between public and private partners in Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The NordicWay concept forms a blueprint for a scalable, interoperable C-ITS implementation, with embedded privacy, security and data governance solutions and is coming into operational use. NordicWay2 and 3 build on and further develop this successful concept, among others by establishing a federated network with multiple Interchange nodes.

 

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Camera system ensures efficient container registration at Port of Moerdijk

Port of Moerdijk and industrial estate De Entree have applied new innovations. A new mast, equipped with an innovative camera system, was recently installed at the entrance gate of the site in order to test the registration of containers. This way there will be a better view of the transport of dangerous goods and companies can also use the available data from the camera registration in real-time for their logistics planning. The Sentors camera system is part of the DATACLEP pilot project in which data from sensors on the site is made available in real time for companies on the site, truck drivers and emergency services. Monotch provides the data link with the camera system. The use of this new technology not only ensures a more efficient handling of goods flows and safety, but ultimately also contributes to a better flow on business parks.

Access configuration and notifications for companies
With a single camera, incoming shipping containers are recognized on the basis of the BIC code. The codes of hazardous substances on ADR signs (GEVI and UN numbers) are also included. With these measurements, the Port of Moerdijk can get a better picture of the volumes and the various substances transported at the entrance gate The Entree and can then compare this data with the multimodal facilities on water and rail. In addition to the port authority, other companies on the harbour site and industrial estate are also involved in the pilot. They too will soon receive a notification when a container has been detected at the entrance gate and are also able to consult an archive with photos and times, which can be useful for visual inspections and possible damage disputes.

Data sharing in a joint measurement system
Such access configuration and data sharing with companies on the harbour site and industrial estate have not been tested before and in this case there is no clear owner of the data. Multiple parties may be interested in the same container; each with their own interests. The aim of this pilot is therefore to arrive at a solid “data management” approach, in which not only data security is guaranteed, but also determines who / where / when / how can have access to this data. By sharing data via a joint measurement system, added value can be created for several parties in the industrial estate. The development of the data sharing at De Entree is in the hands of Monotch, that has already gained a lot of experience in the traffic industry.

      

Datafication in the logistics sector
The DATACLEP pilot project is part of DALI, which aims to lift data certification in the logistics sector in the Southern part of the Netherlands to a higher level. It focuses on the development of smart logistics: inventing, developing and applying new logistics methods. Resulting in adding more value for all stakeholders, a more efficient handling of goods flows and retaining our international market position.

For more information, see https://www.portofmoerdijk.nl/nieuws/datakansen-in-de-praktijk-voor-port-of-moerdijk/.

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Webinar infra data Brabant Logistics hotspots

Discover the opportunities of infrastructural data for Brabant logistics hotspots during a LCB webinar on 17 September

Imagine that available data is able to contribute to a better traffic flow for business parks and cities and that camera recognition provides a better view of the transport of dangerous goods. Data is recorded via all kinds of systems and sensors, which is very relevant and valuable for and around the logistics hotspots in Brabant. With new techniques, more and more data can be recorded and made accessible. We also have options to convert the data into real time information.

On 17 September from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, the Logistics Community Brabant will present two projects in an online webinar that show how available infrastructure data is translated into valuable up-to-date information for road authorities, safety regions, logistics service providers and road users.

• DALI participants Sentors and Monotch will present the DALI project DATACLEP in which data from relevant sensors on the industrial estate of the Moerdijk Port and Industrial Area is made available in real time.
• And the Atlas Liveable City of Logistics Community Brabant visualizes how the infrastructure in Brabant is actually used and how the flow to and accessibility of locations can be improved. And digital in our case always means topical.

In addition to the project presentations in this webinar, there is also a panel discussion on how these projects can be applied more widely in Brabant.
Be informed about the possibilities of now and the near future!

Sign up
You can register here for the online webinar from 17 September, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. A few days before the webinar you will receive the login details and the telephone number for asking questions via WhatsApp.

DALI testing ground
Under the name DALI (Data Science for Logistics Innovation), concrete applications of data science in the supply chain are realized on the basis of business cases. DALI is a testing ground for taking data certification in the logistics sector of the Southern Netherlands to a higher level and thus making the sector future-proof.

18 companies, including Monotch, participate in the DALI testing ground and have inserted their own business case. The aim of the DATACLEP collaborative project in DALI is to work with the port authority Moerdijk and the province of Noord-Brabant to also make Monotch’s data technology applicable for logistics hotspots. In DALI, Monotch strives to make an automated data platform of real-time data from sensors such as cameras, entrance gates and traffic lights nationwide available for end users such as motorists and customers of the port company.

If you have any questions about DALI and the DALI projects or if you have ideas to take datafication in the logistics and supply chain sector in the South of the Netherlands to a higher level, please contact Bas Groot via groot.b@buas.nl.

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DALI: a gold mine of logistics data

Data is becoming increasingly important in our society and economy. However, the supply chain sector still has to take steps when it comes to utilizing all available data. Valuable information only arises when we process, relate and analyze the data. New insights emerge by exposing trends, patterns and mutual relationships in data.

Under the name DALI, (Data Science for Logistics Innovation), concrete applications of data science in the supply chain are realized on the basis of business cases. DALI is a testing ground for datafication in the logistics sector of the southern Netherlands to a higher level and thus making the sector future-proof. DALI is committed to develop knowledge-intensive logistics (smart logistics): devising, developing, demonstrating and applying new logistics methods. All with the aim of higher added value, more efficient handling of goods flows and maintaining our international market position.

18 companies, including Monotch, are participating in the DALI testing ground with their own business case. The business cases show that the supply chain offers a lot of potential to use data. The translation to information provides cost benefits, more turnover and optimal use of people and resources. Not only for the partners in the DALI project but also for the business community and knowledge institutions that are not part of this project.

Unlocking and using data must result in strategic insight, demand prediction and planning input. In other words, a gold mine of logistics data that can be mined together with the DALI partners.

Using TLEX data from roadside systems and traffic lights for the logistics sector
The aim of the cooperation project within DALI with, among others, the port company and the province of Noord-Brabant, is the further development of Monotch’s data technology. In DALI Monotch strives for an automated data platform on which real-time data from relevant sensors and sources such as cameras, entrance gates and traffic lights will be made available nationally to end users such as drivers and can be used for customers of the port authority.

DALI background
In the DALI (Data Science for Logistics Innovation) project, work is being carried out on the development of generic instruments for knowledge institutions and the field of work, based on 18 business cases over the next 3 years. This is done with the aim of accelerating and strengthening the supply chain data fixing for the south of the Netherlands. The project is partly financed by a contribution from the European Regional Development Fund in the context of OPZuid and by a contribution from the Region Deal in Central and West Brabant.

For more information about the DALI project, see https://dali.lcb.nu/.

For more information about the Monotch automated data platform, see https://dali.lcb.nu/project/monotch.

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C-ITS technology provides fuel savings for trucks

Trucks connected to iTLCs (intelligent traffic light controllers) consume substantially less fuel than regular trucks, according to the first results of the ‘Connected Transport Corridors’ project. Five hundred trucks that do not have to stop five times a day can save a transport company nearly € 1 million. Within the project, the enthusiasm to participate is growing among transporter companies. Logical, for it provides significant benefits.

Data exchange between traffic light controllers makes it possible to give road users the green light, offer optimized speed advice and to give priority to specific road users such as trucks and emergency services. Being connected to traffic light controllers can provide significant fuel savings for transport companies. And it also provides many social benefits, such as a reduction in CO2 emissions and safer traffic. By giving the green light, trucks no longer have to stop and accelerate at traffic lights, so they use much less fuel and emit less CO2. And moreover, connected road users can be informed more quickly about approaching emergency and emergency services.

The TLEX I2V platform from Monotch provides the connection between the iTLCs and the truck drivers in the Netherlands. Freight forwarders such as Vos Transport and Gist Netherlands who are already driving around with this connected technology showed their initial findings.

Vos Transport calculated that 250 connected trucks would save no less than 194.620 euros per year by avoiding two stops per day – a very cautious scenario. It also leads to a reduction of more than 344.530 kg of CO2 emissions, which is equivalent to planting 1.871 trees. Gist Netherlands has equipped seven trucks with connected technology at the end of 2019 and also sees many advantages in the data exchange via TLEX. With connected trucks, fuel consumption decreased by as much as 6.1%, and there was 26.2% less braking. So valuable first insights.

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Monotch realizes data chain for Digital Traffic Management Rules project

In the MobilitymoveZ.NL Digital Traffic Management Rules project, road operators are making the use of traffic measures available to service providers with the aim of providing better travel information to road users. In this way, service providers are able to contribute to solving traffic problems in the region. This includes providing accurate and up-to-date travel information and informing road users about changed driving routes. The “Digital Traffic Management Rules” project lays the foundation for sharing this strategic traffic management information with service providers and road users.

When road operators share their network vision with service providers, they can then inform road users about the use of traffic management rules and advise on them the most socially desirable routes, for example in case of road works, events and accidents. This allows service providers to support road operators in achieving policy goals.

Monotch plays an important role in the realization of a technical data chain in which information is collected (for example from traffic centres), then prepared for distribution by an intermediary and then distributed to the service provider for information processing in applications in order to disseminate travel information among (road) users.

The operational implementation of the technical data chain is currently underway, possibly using existing solutions such as TLEX.

About MobilitymoveZ.NL
MobilitymoveZ.NL is an experimental environment in which both private and public parties are testing smart mobility solutions to meet the social challenges of the future. The focus lies on the development of connected autonomous driving, in combination with electrical propulsion and on-demand services. Thanks to experimentation, development and practice in the real world it gradually becomes clear what works and what does not. In relation to both personal and goods transport.

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Monotch technology partner in GLOSA “driver assistant” project

At the end of January, SmartwayZ.NL teamed up with a dozen public and private parties, including car manufacturer Ford, at the Automotive Campus in Helmond to test a driver assistant. The test was used to determine if, and how ‘GLOSA’ (Green Light Optimal Speed Advice) can be used for driver assistance and comfort services. With GLOSA drivers could be informed on approaching red lights, well in advance. It could even advice driving speeds for smoothly passing through the green light. GLOSA could also help road authorities to better manage the traffic, reduce emissions, increase safety and comfort. The technology behind GLOSA ensures communication between cars and smart traffic lights. The aim is that the driver gets an in-car speed advice in order to get green at the next traffic light.

Monotch provided the interface to unlock the data from the intelligent traffic lights. Monotch made data communication available via an IF2 interface to Ford’s test vehicles.

The test day on 31 January was successful and gained many insights for follow-up tests to give the driver realistic speed advice because with this GLOSA “driver assistant” a lot can be gained. Not only does the journey become much more relaxed and comfortable for the driver, it also greatly reduces emissions. Because of a better flow of traffic, there is less need for braking and accelerating. When the time really comes, it will also lead to less delay.

GLOSA is not an existing technology, but it is a technology that can be of added value for the user, as well as for car manufacturers, service providers and road authorities. For the latter group, GLOSA, can be used in a “light variant” as a steering tool, provided that the intersections continue to work well of course. This means much more testing to do, to get it from development to deployment.

Parties in the SmartwayZ.NL within this project are: BeMobile, Connected Signals, Dynniq, MAPtm, Monotch, Sweco, Swarco, Vialis, V-tron and Technolution. A number of authorities are also affiliated, including the municipality of Breda and Helmond and the Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management.

Link to the full SmartwayZ.NL press release.

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