Freight Innovative Delivery in European Urban Space
Start date: May
The objective of FIDEUS was to provide a complementary set of vehicle solutions to support an innovative approach to the organisation of urban freight transport, in line with political strategies to safeguard the "liveability" of cities, while being compatible with efficient logistics.
FIDEUS promotes a co-ordinated approach involving the automotive industry, logistics companies and city decision-makers. The aim is to make available appropriate vehicles, to ensure that delivery operations are efficient and that cities have the necessary information and tools to be able to define and manage effective mobility policies for goods traffic.
To provide this solution required a rethinking of distribution logistics in the context of the whole delivery chain. Since there is no single optimum vehicle, FIDEUS proposed a complementary range of three vehicle types, including an innovative "clean" goods carrier, an adapted 3.5 ton van and 12 ton truck. These all incorporate advanced technologies and equipment, including a "urban goods container" to improve operational efficiency and minimise the environmental impacts.