Nedap's MOOV contributes to Green Deal Zero-emission City Logistics

June 10, 2021

With the so-called Green Deal Zero Emission City Logistics, Dutch companies, the government and knowledge institutions are aiming for emission-free city centers by 2025. With its city access control solution MOOV City Access, Nedap offers a simple solution for these cities to keep certain fossil fuel vehicles out of the city center. With its knowledge and more than 30 years of experience, Nedap helps municipalities worldwide to regulate traffic flows in inner cities.

Europe is committed to become the first climate-neutral continent

We are increasingly aware that environmental degradation and subsequent climate changes pose a serious threat to the world. Europe is therefore committed with the “European Green Deal” strategy to be the first climate-neutral continent in the world. In outline, this strategy focuses on making the European economy more sustainable. For this, climate and environmental challenges are turned into opportunities and this is strongly welcomed for the European countries.

The Green Deal Zero Emission City Logistics

The aim for Europe is to be completely climate neutral by 2050. To achieve this goal, various measures and adjustments are required in different sectors. In the Netherlands, the government, companies, and knowledge institutions joined forces in 2014 for a more efficient and sustainable city logistics: The Green Deal Zero Emission City Logistics. The participating parties strive for emission-free city centers by 2025.

Zero emission zones in city centers

One of the requirements of “Green Deal Zero-emission city logistics” is to make city centers as zero-emission free by 2025. In order to achieve a cleaner, cheaper and healthier form of private and public transport. For the so-called zero-emission zones, forwarding and logistics carriers with a fossil fuel vehicle will not be allowed in city centers of the participating cities. The zero emission zone only applies to trucks and delivery vans.

Traffic flow in a livable city center

Many cities choose to restrict vehicle access in certain places to maintain a livable and safe city center for residents and visitors. Especially the narrow streets and squares of a city center are not suitable for the large amounts of traffic nowadays. This often leads to unsafe situations in, for example, shopping streets where many pedestrians go. But city access control is also becoming increasingly important from an environmental point of view.

Nedap offers a simple solution for access control

With its knowledge and experience, Nedap is happy to help municipalities to regulate traffic flows in inner cities. Nedap's MOOV City Access offers a simple solution to control who is allowed to enter and when. This process is fully automated. With more than 30 years of experience, Nedap is the worldwide market leader in access control for vehicles in urban areas. In the MOOV platform you simply determine the access policy. Furthermore, you choose how a vehicle or driver will be identified. With that, Nedap ensures that cities are protected against unauthorized vehicles, from a safety and environmental perspective.

Nedap's MOOV automates access control for zero-emission vehicles

Looking at the zero-emission requirements of Green Deal Zero-emission city logistics, Nedap’s MOOV offers a simple solution to automate access for zero-emission vehicles (within or outside certain time windows), while excluding unauthorized vehicles. For existing projects, this is just a minor adjustment to the existing software. For new municipalities that join the MOOV platform, this is a standard option that they can choose.

How it works?

In many cities license plate cameras are used for access control. When a license plate is identified, the MOOV software reads whether this vehicle should be allowed access or not. Zero-emission vehicles are known by the RDW (Dutch governmental organization for road traffic service) and registered in their database. The data from the RDW can easily be linked to the MOOV platform, so that the software recognizes whether a vehicle is emission-free and should therefore have access. This automatic process takes place in milliseconds, after the ANPR camera has identified the vehicle from a distance up to 10 meters. This keeps the traffic flow optimal and there is no risk of congestion.

Curious how MOOV City Access works? Watch the video below. Would you like to have a talk about a safe and environmentally friendly city center? Please contact us! We are happy to tell you more.