Work Program

 WP 1: Project Management and Coordination

CEDARE is responsible for the overall management and coordination of the consortium through regular progress meetings and monitoring tools, managing quality control, scheduling, and communicating the project deliverables to stakeholders.

 WP 2: Scientific Coordination

Coordination of the scientific activities is conducted by PATRAS University in Greece, the leader of WP-2. This work package establishes the link between the academic partners and the industry represented in SOFTEC International, as well as publishing results in scientific journals that will be published in the final phase of PHAROS project.

WP 3: User needs, functionality, and system concept

The core of PHAROS project is in WP 3, led by CEDARE. It aims to conduct a user needs assessment, defining all pre-trip, on-trip, and post-trip inefficiencies to be addressed by PHAROS, developing the functionalities and service analysis, and defining the system requirements and system architecture for the PHAROS solutions.

 WP-4: Eco-trip Planning

WP-4, led by TU/e, consists of developing an eco-trip planning application that will contain a digital road network, with roads defined by a range of categories and speeds, and with the ability to calculate the best route between any two given locations based on the historical network data. It can also devise a route that includes any number of pickup points.

The eco-trip planning application will be generally used for manual planning of single journeys, where the user decides the pickup points  to be made on each journey and uses the planner to determine the best route (shortest, fastest or avoiding certain roads) and the best call sequence. Road speeds will be obtained from the historical network data set. The specific objectives of WP4 are as follows:

  1. Develop and integrate static routing
  2. Identify important factors that should be considered during trip route planning;
  3. Derive allowable routes using characteristics of the specific vehicle ;
  4. Use outcome from the selected models in order to estimate the most cost-effective route.
  5. Assess the scheduling engine and travel time estimation
  6. Develop learning algorithms for incrementally updating the model (e.g by forecasting fuel consumption)


 WP-5 Eco-Driving navigation

WP-5 is led by Patras University. The main goal of this work package is to develop a set of eco-applications that provide drivers information and recommendations for eco-driving and make them aware  of ways to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The specific objectives of WP5 are as follows:

  1. Support of web and mobile information services to the system users with respect to fuel consumption and factors that influence it.
  2. Enhanced routing and scheduling services by using, historic fleet data and least fuel routing.
  3. eco-driving – providing the driver with support, feedback and guidance on a more fuel-efficient driving behaviour (e.g. CO2 production or cost saving).
  4. Developing scheduling monitoring with support of geographical maps and location information.


WP-6: Eco-awareness Feedback

WP-6 is led by Patras University. In order to reduce fuel consumption,  drivers should consider scheduling adaptation. The objective of WP6 is to provide schedule updates  and off-line advisory feedback. The data constituting the routing performance patterns over long-term will be collected and analyzed. Such off-line processing aims at detecting, analyzing and evaluating driver and routing performance patterns that are influenced by the characteristics of the road network, the vehicles and the drivers.

The specific objectives of WP 6 are as follows:

  1. To allow the updating of routing and scheduling during a trip.
  2. To analyze and evaluate routing performance patterns.

WP-7: Prototype development, Deployment and Assessment

The main objective of WP7, led by Softec International, is to construct a functional prototype of a smart operational system that makes use of the work carried out in WP3 through WP6. Furthermore, those prototypes will be integrated with the Altair system that was developed and marketed by Softec International. A set of field trials will be carried out in a selected area in Cairo. The outcome will be a proof-of-concept of the PHAROS solutions demonstrated through the pilot.

The specific objectives of WP7 are as follows:

  • To build the integration between different applications developed in WP4-WP6;
  • To integrate the developed system with Altair system;
  • To calibrate and validate the integrated model;
  • To deploy, test, and refine the pilot system;
  • To guarantee cross-functionality amongst modules;
  • To carry out the final assessment and reporting.


 WP-8: Sustainability and Dissemination

WP 8 is led by CEDARE and runs throughout the entire project. It aims to ensure the sustainability of the project’s value throughout and beyond the project duration. It also aims to disseminate information and ensure meeting the following objectives:

  • Develop a practical commercialization and sustainability strategy through a participatory process to facilitate project capitalization beyond completion.
  • Disseminate the project experience and results during and beyond the project to reach multiplier agents and facilitate the uptake of project results for further development.
  • Facilitate the future development of supportive policy and regulatory frameworks for project capitalization.
  • Manage Intellectual Property Rights and knowledge ownership.
  • Ensure the visibility of the project in line with the Communication and Visibility Manual for EU external actions developed by the European Commission.

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