DynaHUBS

Crowd source for Cargo-pooling

 

DynaHUBs is a new application designed to kick start the development of the Physical Internet using a crowdsource approach.

 

Aiming to provide a new way of connecting routes and increasing capacity for door-to-door cargo and freight logistics, we are testing the technology and the business model in 5 European cities by real users in real environments.

 

DynaHUBs app has been in development stage for the senders and messengers in Brussels, Antwerp, Stockholm, Ankara, and Istanbul. Soon users in Madrid will be able to get the first-hand experience of peer-to-peer social delivery.

 

DynaHUBS provides virtual meeting points that form a Physical Internet on the existing transportation infrastructure to enable users to;

 

  • Switch between different modes of transport,

  • Cancel unnecessary journeys,

  • Shorten routes, and

  • Share capacity between vehicles, goods and people within the “Physical Internet”.

 

DynaHUBs operates as a market exchange where senders and messengers have to be in large volumes. DynaHUBs has been able to identify such volumes in i) existing car-pooling communities and ii) emergency and relief agencies that respond to extreme events, both man-made or natural.

 

Our first two tests within resilience domain have already been done:

• Istanbul Test: Lojika teamed up with AKUT, the largest first-responder organization in Turkey, as well as one of the largest global groups. The test involved simulation of a breakdown in the public transportation grid. First responders used DynaHUBs when the roads were blocked due to flooding. The tests involved reaching their warehouse and, from there, sending emergency relief supplies and equipment to the airport so that they can be sent out to the region in need of help due to an earthquake.

• Brussels Tests – We carried an extensive resilience test using multiple scenarios including a labour strike, terrorist attack, and snowstorm.

 

DynaHUBs will comprise of living mechanisms and will change dynamically according to users' needs, traffic patterns, weather conditions, and extreme disasters situations both natural and man-made.

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