Estonia has taken the lead in laying the framework for standardised and universally usable paperless road transport solutions. A successfully piloted cross-border cargo information exchange on the route from Estonia to Poland was one of the first of its kind in the EU. The associated platforms and models will enable efficient communication among private sector service providers and authorities in different countries in the future and will serve as a basis for adopting upcoming eFTI regulation rules.
An automated border queue management system has been used since 2011 by freight transporters to reserve time slots and access virtual queues for waiting and passing through EU border checkpoints. This has reduced the average border crossing time from 60 hrs to 1,5 hrs. Border Control efficiency and exports have increased while access road congestion and noise and air pollution have been reduced. Similar solutions are being used at domestic ports and logistics terminals.
Autonomous parcel delivery vehicles have also become an integral part of the logistics system in Estonia since 2017. Particularly in Tallinn, they are so common that even your next pizza order might be delivered to you by a robot.