Green Lanes keep freight on the road

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The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has developed the Galileo Green Lane app to help freight move freely within the EU.

The app uses the positioning services of Galileo and addresses the needs of border control authorities and truck drivers, prioritizing essential goods and reducing waiting times at borders.

For the authorities, the app provides a real-time visualization of the situation at crossings along with regular traffic flow updates.

Several EU countries have welcomed the Green Lane and the app has been tested at border crossings in Hungary and the Czech Republic.

Tests are about to start in countries including France, Greece, Italy, Romania and Spain.

Pascal Claudel, acting executive director of GSA, said, “With the ‘Galileo Green Lane’ app, the GSA is fulfilling its mission to address economic and societal challenges by leveraging the European GNSS capabilities.”

The app provides truck drivers with a real-time visualization of borders, enabling logistics companies and drivers to better prepare their routes.

Member states can notify drivers about the type of cargo that can access the priority lane.

When drivers enter a geofenced area within a specified distance from a border, they receive a notification produced by border officers on the current situation.

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) is raising awareness for the app among the logistics and transportation industry.

Raluca Marian, general delegate of IRU’s permanent delegation to the EU, said, “Efficient logistics depends on real-time border information. We were therefore glad to work closely with GSA and the Galileo Green Lane app initiative from the very beginning and grateful for their understanding that IRU would be the most effective vehicle for promoting the implementation of the app through our members.”

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