Partners from different universities designed an automated vehicle capable of increasing productivity and streamlining operations. The increase in productivity and efficiency, in turn, promoted the competitiveness of the ports.
At the same time, these vehicles removed workers from the port areas where incidents were more likely to happen, reducing the possibility of human mistakes and accidents, and increasing operational safety.
Additionally, by creating a virtual simulator of a maritime port environment, InTrade was able to interact with an intelligent road transport system for freight routing. This tool helped the existing sea terminals to simulate the intelligent transportation system in their virtual environment.
Another benefit of this research is that it can also be used to help future seaport designers in integrating the intelligent road traffic system.
At the end of the project, partners established important contacts with companies capable of implementing the new system and bringing it to ports where it would be needed. The InTrade project is a good example of applied research used for the interest of regional development.