Published on 15 February 2016
Driven by GAUSSIN SA and BA Systèmes, VASCO is a collaborative project of innovation in port robotics which aims at developing the first 100% automated system with guidance without any infrastructure for the transfer of containers in port terminals.
VASCO for “Véhicule Automatisé Supervisé pour COnteneurs” (i.e. Automatic & Supervised Vehicle for Containers) is “a project of research and development structuring for competitiveness” (French PSPC) which benefits from a €8.8 million in help and is funded up to €5.5 million (subsidies and repayable advances) within the French program “Investissements d’Avenir” (PIA i.e. Investments for the Future), established by Bpifrance.
The solution offered by VASCO should radically improve the productivity of container terminals and reduce the operating costs.