The Dutch Corridor Area is situated in the south of the Netherlands and consists of the TEN-T Core Network road section from Europoort Rotterdam to the Belgian border (A15 & A16) and the section from Eindhoven to Venlo (A67).
To connect these two Core network sections, the road section between Breda and Eindhoven (A58, A2) has been added due to the major C-ITS developments taking place there. The next Core network section begins on the A2 at the Leidsche Rijn Tunnel and continues to the Belgian border via Eindhoven (A67).
The total network stretches out for 268km, of which 60km (22%) is a comprehensive network. Next to these road sections, the port of Rotterdam forms another part of the Dutch corridor, while the Moerdijk industrial area and the Venlo Trade Port are also included.
To strengthen the corridor along the A58 and A67 in the Province of Noord Brabant, budgets have been allocated for innovative solutions. To improve the accessibility of the region, “Smart Mobility” solutions will be piloted and implemented. The overall aim is to combine the Brabant Corridor initiatives with the services proposed within the InterCor project to ensure the whole region benefits.
The day-one services – Road Works Warning (RWW), Probe Vehicle Data ( PVD) and In Vehicle Signage (IVS) will be tested and implemented on the entire proposed Dutch Corridor Area. Furthermore, a Parking Information Service for trucks will be tested and implemented. This service indicates positioning and free parking spaces at truck parking lots across the whole Dutch Corridor Area.
A Tunnel Management Service will also be deployed, using information from traffic management systems to communicate data to logistic companies for optimising road usage before and during a journey. Solutions involve travelling at other times or using different routes. For logistics companies this can save a lot of time and for the road authority it can result in less congestion. The Tunnel Management Service is based on Day-One services such as In-Vehicle Signage and Road Works Warning, using the hybrid communication concept.
A service focused on the optimisation of the delivery of cargo goods will also be studied and piloted near the port of Rotterdam, the industrial area of Moerdijk and the trade port of Venlo. This service, based on the Speed-Docking concept, is focused on multi-modal cargo container loading and unloading optimisation and on cargo goods delivery planning.
In order to reduce the built-in slack in delivery plannings, transport will follow the principle of just-in-time planning by various measures on the corridor such as dynamic speed advice, temporary parking and forecast waiting times. Reducing the slack will result in less buffering at nodes and roads, resulting in a reduction of congestion, emissions and costs. This pilot site builds upon current deployment initiatives (with ITS equipment already operational or being installed): ITS corridor, eCoMove, Compass4D, Beter Benutten Program, DRIVEC2X, and FREILOT.
Speed-docking is a series of national competitions in various European countries where shippers and logistics service providers are competing to reduce the turnaround time at nodes, such as (deep sea) terminals and distribution centres.