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Welcome to the AWARD project survey, exploring the use-case dedicated to port automation

The EU-funded H2020 AWARD project aims to develop systems for "All Weather Autonomous Real logistics operations and Demonstrations". The goal of this survey is to understand what brings value to automation for the different stakeholders resorting to this technology. Your answers will provide material to design business models for automated vehicles.
 
Please take 10 min to answer this short survey (19 questions) 
 
The AWARD project faces four automated logistics use-cases at different sites including diverse stakeholders and users. This survey focuses on the use-case 2 dedicated to Hub-to-hub automation.
 
This survey is conducted by IRU and CARA. If you have any questions please contact Ted Zotos (ted.zotos@iru.org) and Constance Lauffet (constance.lauffet@cara.eu)

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Use-case description 
This use-case aims at automating the connection from a production factory to a logistic hub for transporting production parts.
  
The electric automated vehicle (“swap body transporter”) will drive the boxes from the logistic hub to the production factory. The boxes are (un-)loaded manually in the production factory. The boxes are then carried back to the logistic hub. Lattice boxes are (un-)loaded manually on the vehicle in the logistic hub.   

The automated vehicle will drive on both private and public roads, including crossings areas with traffic lights and a main road. This shuttle represents a 2 min drive (600m) and operates every full hour from 6 am to max. 10 pm, from Monday to Friday.  It is currently operated by a conventional human-driven truck.  

The use of an automated vehicle, which is electric, will allow driving a shorter route. Conventional diesel trucks are not allowed to drive this new route, but electric vehicles are.  

For the purpose of the survey, we question the business model considering that technology is mature (no safety driver on board: teleoperation of the vehicle).

<strong>Use-case description&nbsp;</strong><br>This use-case aims at automating the connection from a production factory to a logistic hub for transporting production parts.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>The electric automated vehicle (&ldquo;swap body transporter&rdquo;) will drive the boxes from the logistic hub to the production factory. The boxes are (un-)loaded manually in the production factory. The boxes are then carried back to the logistic hub. Lattice boxes are (un-)loaded manually on the vehicle in the logistic hub.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>The automated vehicle will drive on both private and public roads, including crossings areas with traffic lights and a main road. This shuttle represents a 2 min drive (600m) and operates every full hour from 6 am to max. 10 pm, from Monday to Friday.&nbsp; It is currently operated by a conventional human-driven truck.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>The use of an automated vehicle, which is electric, will allow driving a shorter route. Conventional diesel trucks are not allowed to drive this new route, but electric vehicles are.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>For the purpose of the survey, we question the business model considering that technology is mature (no safety driver on board: teleoperation of the vehicle).

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Data protection

By participating in this survey, you agree to the storage of the data you provide by IRU and CARA.
The data entered will be stored and processed for scientific purposes in accordance with current data protection regulations. Further information can be found on CARA´s website and IRU´s website.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement No. 101006817. The content of this presentation reflects only the author’s view. Neither the European Commission nor CINEA are responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

<strong>Data protection</strong><br><br>By participating in this survey, you agree to the storage of the data you provide by IRU and CARA. <br>The data entered will be stored and processed for scientific purposes in accordance with current data protection regulations. Further information can be found on <a href="https://www.cara.eu/fr/donnees-personnelles/%20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CARA&acute;s website</a>&nbsp;and <a href="https://www.iru.org/privacy-policy%20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IRU&acute;s website</a>. <br><br>This project has received funding from the European Union&rsquo;s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement No. 101006817. The content of this presentation reflects only the author&rsquo;s view. Neither the European Commission nor CINEA are responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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* 1. According to you, who are the potential stakeholders involved in such a use-case?

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* 2. In your opinion, what value does automation bring compared to a human-driven vehicle? (please rank the answers based on the added value of automation: from low, to high)

  Low  Medium High I do not know
Safety
Reliability
Reduced human-personnel costs
Reduced operational costs (less fuel consumption, repair costs/insurance, etc.)
Improved working conditions
Improved efficiency
Improved environmental performance
Marketing (innovative image)

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* 3. Do you work for a transport fleet operator?

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* 4. [If you are a transport operator] Does your organization use a fleet management system for its activity, which integrates fleet operation information and ensures the supervision?

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* 5. [If you are a transport operator] please rate the automation level of your current fleet management system, from being fully manual (1) to fully automatic (5):

  Fully manual (all fleet information is manually entered) Most fleet data is manually entered An equal amount of fleet data is recorded/entered automatically and manually Most fleet data is automatically entered/recorded Fully automated (all fleet information is automatically entered) I do not know
Current fleet management system

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* 6. [If you are a transport operator] please specify if your organization uses its own platform for fleet management or a platform provided by a service provider

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* 7. In your opinion, which additional resources are required for the shift from a conventional vehicle to an automated one, within the hub-to-hub use-case?

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* 8. Amongst these additional resources, which one would you purchase as a one-shot expense and which one as a recurring expense?

  One shot expense Recurring expense
Vehicle
Software
Supervision
Infrastructure
Safety validation
Reskilling
Reorganization of logistic process

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* 9. Shifting from a conventional to an automated vehicle takes time. How much would this transition would impact your decision to change technology towards AV operation (considering infrastructure, vehicle , training, software)?

  Low interest in investing in AV Medium interest in investing in AV High interest in investing in AV I do not know
0-6 months
6-12 months
1-2 years
More than 2 years
I do not know

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* 10. According to you, in the short-term (less than 5 years), will the use of an automated vehicle be more expensive than a traditional one, taking into account all direct and indirect costs?

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* 11. If you responded that the use of automated vehicles will generate additional expenses, who do you think should pay for these expenses (on the short-term)?

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* 12. On the medium-long term (5-10 years), do you think the use of an automated vehicle generates additional expenses ?

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* 13. If you responded yes to the previous question, who should pay for these expenses on the medium-term?

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* 14. Would the return on investment (ROI) impact your decision to acquire an automated vehicle, rather than leasing it ?

  1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years
I would lease an automated vehicle for sure if I had a return on investment after:
I may lease an automated vehicle if I had a return on investment after no longer than:
I would purchase an automated vehicle for sure if I had a return on investment after no longer than:
I may purchase an automated vehicle if I had a return on investment after no longer than:

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* 15. If you were in the situation to acquire an automated vehicle, would you prefer to purchase or lease it?

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* 16. According to you, for this use-case, which services should be provided together with the automated vehicle? What would be their added value ?

  Low added value Medium added value High added value
Fleet management system (remote supervision)
Maintenance service
Technical support, including vehicle replacement
Consulting and training

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* 17. On the long term, should the following services be purchased (one shot) or leased (subscription)?

  I would lease it (one-shot investment) I would prefer to lease it (subscription) I do not know
Fleet management system (remote supervision)
Maintenance service
Technical support, including vehicle replacement
Consulting and training

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* 18. Do you think new services building on the use of this type of automated vehicles could be developed (use of data to optimize processes and monitor infrastructure, etc.) ?

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* 19. Thank you for your answers! An online workshop will be organized in the next few months to share the first business models designed thanks to your participation. Please fill in the following information if you agree to be contacted for this workshop :

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