A visit of the PEREX centre was organised in Namur, Belgium on October 19th, 2021 by some partners of the Interreg North West project “Smart Track 4 Waterway (ST4W)”, namely Multitel and Logistics in Wallonia.
The PEREX centre aims at managing from the same place and in real time, all the infrastructure of the road and waterway networks in order to provide better information to users, to improve traffic and make these networks safer.
ST4W project aims at promoting modal shift from road to waterway thanks to a collaborative, secure, standardized and interoperable digital tool for tracking goods and synchronizing stakeholders.
The aim of the gathering was to present certain aspects of the PEREX 4.0 project; the remote management of infrastructure and locks, and the evolution towards River Information Services applications. It was also an opportunity to remind the audience of the objectives of the “Smart Track 4 Waterway” project (including within the context of the Call for Capitalisation extending the reach of the project to the inner cities) and to present the challenges and opportunities of hierarchical tracking in a multimodal environment.