“Austria: Driving Future Road Freight Transport with Sustainability and Efficiency”
The session focused on the importance of sustainable and highly efficient road freight transport in Austria. Discussions revolved around the application of future drive technologies and the potential impact of vehicle automation on enhancing efficiency. Attendees had the opportunity to learn from industry experts who shared their experiences and insights on electric, LNG, and hydrogen trucks.
The session also highlighted ongoing research and development projects in Austria, specifically in the area of highly automated road freight transport. Challenges and solutions were discussed, shedding light on the progress made in this field.
Notable presentations included Jürgen Bauer, a member of the management board at Gebrüder Weiss GmbH, who discussed automation in freight transport. Eva Tatschl-Unterberger from DigiTrans GmbH provided insights into the Testregion Digitrans, an initiative focused on autonomous transport. Armin Humer from DB Schenker presented the AWARD project, which explored highly automated freight transport in challenging weather conditions. Bernd Datler from ASFINAG Maut Service shared information about ESRIUM, an intelligent and connected road infrastructure for highly automated freight transport.
Matthias Neubauer, a professor specializing in logistics information systems and hyperconnected logistics systems at Logistikum, skillfully moderated the session. Attendees also had the opportunity to visit the trade exhibition during the break.
Overall, the session highlighted Austria’s active role in driving the future of road freight transport, with a focus on sustainability, efficiency, and the integration of advanced technologies.