Consortium

The GINA consortium is composed of 12 partners spanning geographic regions of interest and covering the different links of the value chain addressed by the project and the many competencies needed to carry out the project. Led by GMV, GINA project brings together the experience of the road community (users, regulators, market consultancies, leasing companies, etc.) as well as the companies' experts in GNSS (particularly EGNOS / Galileo) and Road User Charging.

 

  GMV is a privately owned technological business group with an international presence. GMV is involved in the design, development, manufacturing and commercialisation of GNSS-based applications, most noticeably fleet localisation and management systems. GMV has participated in different R&D Projects in the context of the 5th and 6th Framework Program. Of special relevance for GINA are Advantis, ARMAS and GIROADS projects. Regarding Road User Charging based on GNSS, GMV has participated in the Traffic For London Congestion Charging Trials and the ABvM trials.
 www.gmv.es

 

The European Union Road Federation (ERF), the Brussels Programme Centre of the International Road Federation (IRF) is an independent and well-established non-profit organisation which co-ordinates the views of Europe's road sector. The ERF – IRF BPC is an active partner in a number EU-sponsored programmes and research advisory bodies and is involved in several EU research initiatives: GIROADS, MENTORE, LABEL

www.erf.be

 

The Ian Catling Consultancy (ICC) provides expert services in transport and information technology, specialising in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). ICC has played a leading role in the development of technology for road tolling applications, and has extensive experience in both conventional tolling systems and electronic toll collection (ETC). ICC also plays a pro-active role in standardisation for ITS.
www.catling.com

Bain&Co is a global consulting firm which helps managers make the best decision in term of strategy, operations, merges & acquisitions, technology and organisation. Bain&Co has distinctive experience and wide industry knowledge on all the market domains potentially interested in EGNOS and Galileo and on the dynamics of regulated markets. In the last years, the company has conducted many research projects related to Galileo.
www.bain.com
 
TRL has provided over several decades a wide range of research and technical consultancy across the UK and international public and private transport sectors, particularly in areas of land transportation, highways infrastructure, environment and road safety. TRL can claim a reputation with a network of contacts across the world and extensive competence in trials design, operations and statistical analysis. TRL participated in various study about road pricing: the Dutch Distance Based RP Accuracy and Reliability (2007), Lorry Road User Charging –LRUC (2004-5) UK, DIRECTS (2002-2007) – UK.

www.trl.co.uk

Denarius professional is a small consulting company dedicated to providing telecommunications innovation to the transport sector. Since 2003, the company has been involved in numerous trials for TfL Congestion Charging Transport: GPS and GSM mobile positioning trial; GNSS positioning trial; Value Added Services support to DSRC trials; Driver behaviour study trial; Broad band mobile communications.
Mapflow is a Geographic Information Systems and GNSS expert with particular technology, knowledge and expertise in the feasibility of road pricing schemes and other ITS applications. Mapflow has been involved in different initiatives of interest to GINA: TfL Distance based charging trials (2003 - design and implementation of trials and evaluation tests) and the Dutch Ministry for Transport KM Price scheme (2007 - design and test algorithms; now studies about the impact of Galileo). Mapflow is also a key project partner of ARMAS.
www.mapflow.com
GMVIS Skysoft S.A. is a systems and software house, located in Lisbon, with over a decade of experience in the aeronautics, space, and telematics markets. Over the last four years Skysoft Portugal “Transports and Business Solutions” has led and developed significant projects such as the ARMAS. Using the experience acquired from the development of state-of-the-art technology from tool-boot and motorway security, Skysoft has developed and implemented the road traffic management application RITA (Road Intelligent Traffic Application) System. 
www.gmv.com.pt
NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, internet-based mapping applications, and advanced driver assistance systems. NAVTEQ creates the digital maps and map content that power navigation and location-based services solutions around the world. The expertise of NAVTEQ is in the field of map database, location referencing, and standardization. Navteq is (or has) been deeply involved: Maps & ADAS, FEEDMAP, CVIS, etc. Navteq has delivered the geo data for the German Toll collect application.
www.navteq.com
Centre for Innovation in Transport (CENIT) is a research centre created in 2001 as a partnership between the Autonomous Government of Catalonia and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) (Spain). Its aim is to generate knowledge about transport and make it available throughout society. CENIT has carried out a large number of research, development and technological transfer projects: META, GESTA, etc. CENIT also proposes seminars and courses to professionals and publishes a series of studies under the UPC editions framework.
www.cenit.es

ARVAL is a BNP Paribas company and the second largest car-leasing company in size in Europe. ARVAL Netherlands is the subsidiary of ARVAL in this country. It manages a fleet of approximately 20 to 2,000 vehicles which can be cars, delivery vans or light commercial vehicles. In 2007, for the second time in a row, Arval Netherlands was chosen best leasing company in the Netherlands, according to a study conducted by the research firm Heliview, amongst 750 fleet owners.
www.arval.com

AENOR Group is an organisation that manages 5 highway concessions in Portugal (Northern Concession, Costa de Prada Concession, Beiras Litoral e Alta Concession, Grande Porto Concession and Grande Lisboa Concession), with almost 9 years experience in technical design, construction, financing, maintenance and operating highways. Presently, AENOR is responsible for 600km of highways.
www.aenor.pt

 

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