In close cooperation with ERTICO and project partners from other EU-funded projects, 5G-LOGINNOV stood out for its work with standardisation and ITS services, turning out to be an incubator for innovation.

In the past year, 5G-LOGINNOV was very successful in developing the level playing field for standardisation and interoperability of innovation in transport and mobility together with CO-GISTICS, AEOLIX and FENIX Network projects. Last May, the Technical Committee ISO/TC204 and its Working Group 17 on Nomadic Devices ITS approved a new standard that defines a methodology to determine fuel consumption and resulting CO2 emissions. In practical terms, the standard will allow the creation of easy-to-use applications for carbon footprint monitoring per trip, thus helping companies to keep track of emissions and fuel costs worldwide. Among other field tests in Europe, the Hamburg Living Lab was involved in the testing phase, effectively contributing to collecting reliable data for developing the ISO standard 23795-1:2022.

Another milestone was achieved before the holidays by creating a new ISO sub-working group as part of its working group (WG) 17 on Nomadic Devices in ITS Systems, for which 5G-LOGINNOV will be one of the testbeds. On 8-9 December, ERTICO hosted the kick-off meeting of SWG17.2, which aims to develop a series of international standards in relation to energy-based green ITS services. This standardisation process will allow the interoperability between ICT-based new technologies such as smartphones, data platforms, connected vehicles, etc. The creation of this ad hoc working group reflects not only the importance given to green growth and energy traffic in terms of allocation and distribution but also the prominent role of ITS in supporting the efforts to achieve zero emission targets for 2050, thus including the energetic efficiency in the traffic/safety paradigm.

“This new ISO sub-working group will also support the European Commission Green Deal initiative in order to achieve zero emission targets for 2050. All future investment has to prove sustainability indicators, therefore, transparent methodologies and robust tools are needed for the environmental mobility indicators,” says Dr Eusebiu Catana, Senior Manager of Innovation & Deployment at ERTICO and Project Coordinator of the project involved.

It appears that 2022 was a fruitful year for 5G-LOGINNOV. Once again, the project’s partners demonstrated the experience and ability to collaborate towards a shared goal, innovating the European transport and mobility sector. If interested, follow the next updates on standardisation on the website and the LinkedIn page of the project.