The project will provide an answer to the question how urban networks can be relieved from heavy trucks by exploring the synergies of a combination of intelligent services for truck parking information for last-mile delivery and ‘urban consolidation centres’.

A concept solution will be developed to reduce distribution problems in cities and at the same time solve problems of “wild” parking of trucks in the urban area. By extending the Intelligent Truck Parking (ITP) concept with buffering of Heavey Goods Vehicles, allowing transshipment and including additional Intelligent Transportation Systems services, NiHub expects to be a solution for an attractive business model for last mile delivery. Comparisons with the service concepts and the commercial interests and viability thereof will be made.