AppyWay and TfL Freightlab to innovate freight and servicing for a cleaner and safer city
ITS (UK) member AppyWay, the pioneering kerbside management and mobility technology firm, has announced its partnership with Executive Members TfL and the London Freight lab to innovate freight and servicing in London.
As part of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, the Mayor of London has created a freight and servicing action plan to tackle the poor air quality, congestion and road traffic accidents that have increased as a result of urban migration and the rise of online shopping. With the Mayor’s action plan highlighting the unique challenges posed by freight and servicing, a freight focused innovation challenge (FreightLab) was created via The Mayor of London’s Civic Innovation Challenge.
The TFL London FreightLab is specifically targeted at improving the efficiency of freight and servicing across Greater London. AppyWay, among others, were tasked with pitching solutions to tackle the negative impacts on London’s route network and improving the operational efficiency of vital freight and servicing activity. Within the Mayor’s freight action plan, it outlines the need to protect London’s thriving economy, allowing continued growth, whilst also delivering its citizens a cleaner, safer, and more liveable and workable city.
AppyWay’s innovation, to be enabled through a consortium of FreightLab partners, is a real-time kerbside management and utilisation solution, for freight and service vehicles in Greater London. The integration of a digital parking and reservation layer within the existing freight and traffic management processes is a quick win for a safe, low emission and thriving London. By tackling these quick wins, we can support freight and servicing in their move to EV’s, and beyond, unlocking additional revenue as fleets look to optimise their operations.
The pilot of this innovation will demonstrate the administrative, environmental and commercial benefits of moving to a digitally managed and compliant kerbside.
AppyWay recognises freight as a key enabler for thriving towns and cities, and are proud to be partnering with TFL, Mayor of London, and the freight consortium partners on this project.
Watch this space as the project develops and the tangible benefits to freight and Greater London are realised through this pilot scheme.