Logica is building an intelligent wireless cargo system for secure freight transportation in Europe with European Commission funding.
Logica has begun work on European interdisciplinary Research on Intelligent Cargo for Efficient Safe and Environmentally-Friendly logistics (Euridice), an intelligent cargo system that will establish advanced information services for freight transportation in Europe.
The system will provide enhanced security to international trade users' consignments. It will harness information from a range of track and trace technologies, such as RFID, GPRS and satellite positioning, to provide information about goods in transit.
Euridice is co-funded by the European Commission, and the current phase of the project is scheduled to be completed by 2011.
Logica said the Euridice system will address the various challenges around the logistics, business and public policy aspects of freight transportation.
Once completed, it will enable cargo - from complete shipments to individual items - to interact with its surrounding environment and actively notify its presence and identity requirements.
The intelligent cargo item will be an active provider of information services, notifying interested users and systems of its details, position and related events as they occur.
Euridice is backed by 22 organisations in the IT and freight transport sector. Logica is responsible for the concept, technological systems and business models.