The goal of the project 'TRIUMPH II' is to enhance attractiveness of multimodal freight transport by reducing complexity. Therefore a concept of an intelligent communication hub connecting all actors in the transport chain and intelligent transport systems of three modes is created for enabling cross-modal process improvements (e.g. container-handling at terminals) and event monitoring (e.g. estimated time of arrival).
Due to the reduction of complexity through standardization and the elimination of inefficiencies, a higher information value is achieved, which results in savings of communication and transaction costs, reduced lead times of business processes, prevention of media breaks and erroneous data entries. Furthermore TRIUMPH II contributes to the shift towards ship and train by supporting modal decisions by a standardised communication process.
Access privileges will be automatically efficiently generated in the background, whereas data access will only be dynamically provided to necessary, transport relevant data ? e.g. actual positioning data of inbound trucks ? without administrative efforts. Furthermore transport infrastructure related data from Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) ? like planned and spontaneous traffic incidents ? are provided. Additionally the communication hub not only serves the purpose of regulated data-forwarding, but providing intelligent mechanisms, in order to implement processes of proactive event monitoring at the involved parties.
Due to the consortium structure and especially the membership of GS1 Austria access to the 'Global Management Process (GSMP)', which is the global platform of EDI-standard based solutions of efficiency enhancements within the value chain. The newly defined and integrated processes are designed to be incorporated as extensions of existing EDI-standards, which will internationally be recognised and implemented. Austria has the chance to become a nucleus of new or enhanced EDI-standards promoting multimodal transport.
Furthermore the methods of estimated times of arrival developed in the TRIUMPH project will be enhanced in terms of reliability. For this reason the actual manual selection of geofences will be automated to achieve an adaptive and self-optimising system. Combinatorial optimisation methods will be integrated, to react on changes within the traffic volumes without further interventions. Moreover the quality of prediction (precision) will be improved, since advanced (statistical) methods will be used, to extract (hidden) regularities. Effects on processes within the intermodal hub will be examined to achieve an efficiency boost for intermodal transport chains.
The present issue sets out a new, in Austria fairly low studied, highly innovative research field, which is capable to receive international attention. The planned proof-of-concept provides a feasibility check of the communication concept. Furthermore the development of a suitable business case will prepare the necessary further steps to the realisation of a follow-up project.