The current system for enforcement of transport directives and regulations is time-consuming, labour-intensive, inefficient and does not check all subjects (e.g. only random vehicles are checked). This places a burden on controlling authorities and reduces the efficiency of enforcement procedures, with consequences such as traffic congestion, damage to roads and infrastructure, disruption in the supply chain, increased greenhouse gas emissions and social unrest. Therefore, Smart Enforcement of Transport Operations (SETO) introduces a digital platform that collects data from various sources and digitises data. The platform integrates this data from other relevant platforms, ensures data security and uses blockchain technology for immutable data.
SETO will improve the efficiency and consistency of enforcement decisions by enabling real-time data collection and faster decision-making. The project also includes development of key technologies, validation in pilot demonstrations and promotion of awareness and management. SETO will provide a digital enforcement platform that will be able to automatically enforce the safe loading of vehicles, provide reliable vehicle position-time-speed data and enable information exchange in multimodal and cross-border contexts. Furthermore it will make it possible to conduct economic feasibility studies and involve stakeholders. All this will help to promote a fairer European transport market.
VIL’s role in the project
VIL is responsible for setting up a practical framework within the project. This framework deals with managing data, collecting key performance indicators (KPIs) and engaging stakeholders. The framework includes several indicators that measure how the project will impact on technology, economy, social aspects and environment.
In addition, VIL will play an important role in technical communication with stakeholders and validation of the system. We will set up a Triple Helix of stakeholders, consisting of representatives from the academic sector, industry and government, and guide them in testing the enforcement platform in real situations. Regular stakeholder workshops will be organised to gather feedback for further development of the smart enforcement solution, technologies and impact validation.