AVATAR - Use case Ghent in magazine INFORMEEL (Province of East Flanders)

12 January 2022 - Published by Tom Pauwels
The magazine "Informeel" of the Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen included an article (in Dutch) about the AVATAR project.

The focus of the article is on one of the use cases that will be developed: the economic assessment of using highly autonomous vessels for city freight distribution of construction materials in Ghent.

Reference is made to the East Flemish project partners (Opleidingscentrum Hout en Bouw, Urban Waterway Logistics, E. Van Wingen and POM Oost-Vlaanderen).

Also long term perspectives are included by transferring the developed ideas to other cities in East Flanders.

The picture shows the urban vessel that is currently used as research vessel (with skipper; developed in #IWTS2.0) in AVATAR, awaiting the new AVATAR vessel (to be expected mid 2022).

The magazine is available here.

See also info on AVATAR Linkedin.