As an innovation driver and technology leader, we have been commissioned to carry out current research projects by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Technology, and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
The current projects focus on “logistics assistance systems”, “efficient vehicle utilisation through dual route and storage space optimisation” and “development of grid technologies for logistics companies”.
The research project "Autonomous, person-related organisation of road traffic and digital logistics" (German: APEROL) aims at the implementation, testing and validation of a holistic approach for an optimised fully autonomous traffic which takes into account the individual needs of citizens and represents services for a fully autonomous transport system optimised for public acceptance. PSI Logistics was awarded the leadership of the project by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.
The research project iP4MoVE pursues the goal of conceptualizing and developing an intelligent platform for the optimal coupling of the mobility and energy sectors for smart mobility. In addition to determining the optimal degree of electrification (load traffic) and taking into account the resource-optimal use of transport and logistics chains, the research project is thus intended to contribute to the ecological and economic design of electromobility, in particular load traffic and sustainable neighbourhood formation, as well as to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by integrating renewable energy sources and storage technologies.
The project aims at the development, implementation and testing of a sustainable and holistic approach to ensure the quality of life, work and residence in rural areas by means of autonomous mobility and networked services. The Eifel and Hunsrück are considered rural model regions, which are characterized by structural and demographic change and therefore face great challenges in individual mobility.
The largest European logistics research project, “EffizenzCluster LogistikRuhr”, covers a total of 17 projects. The “Supply Chain Execution” research project falls under the “Logistics as a Service” main theme. The object of the research project is the development of an inter-company logistics solution based on a service-oriented platform supported by mobile devices. Universally usable solution modules for operational recording and controlling the material flow – for example in the furniture industry – have been created in the course of the research project.
SilKe deals with the use of block chain technology to increase the transparency and safety of processes and structures in food production and logistics. The aim is to enable high-resolution traceability and at the same time ensure protection against counterfeiting. The target group of the intended solution includes all companies that are part of a food value chain - their interest in transparency to reduce data latency for identifying the causes of contamination and for locating products that have come into circulation is obvious.
The “Smart Logistic Grids” project involves the development of a risk management system, which provides better handling alternatives based on improved information availability and seamless process-related integration of various players along a logistics network, therefore increasing efficiency and adaptability.