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Hamburg Port Authority, HERE partner for truck management gains

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The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has collaborated with HERE Technologies to better manage truck traffic in the Port of Hamburg.

Within the port, digital information boards (Dynamic Information on traffic Volumes in the Area of the port -‘DIVA’) provide truck drivers with traffic-relevant information to navigate them through the port.

With HERE’s Corridor Travel Time-as-a-Service solution, the HPA can now better monitor the traffic situation on relevant road corridors and manage the flow of traffic.

The existing information boards can then also show information on current travel times to key destinations such as cargo transfer points – without the need for additional hardware in the road sections under consideration.

Rando Schade from HPA Traffic Management Road said, “For the first time, we can display exact travel times in the port, which help truck drivers to plan their arrival even up to the terminal entrances.

“Continuous comparisons with alternative routes enable concrete route recommendations and thus early avoidance of traffic jams or to drive around short-term openings of the movable bridges.

“With additional information from the bridge control centers, the route recommendations adapt so that a traffic jam in front of one of the bridges does not even occur.”

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