Monthly archives: June, 2019

Research: solving vehicle routing problems with drones, robots or foot-walkers

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During the International City Logistics Conference 2019 Matthew J. Roorda (University of Toronto) presented his research on vehicle routing problems (VRP) with movement synchronization of drones, sidewalk robots, or foot-walkers (the ‘driver helper’). The VRP extension with movement synchronization (VRPMS) has potential applications of drone and robot technologies to assist with the delivery of parcels.

Carrier cooperation: a case study in a Seville marketplace

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In recent years, a social phenomenon is emerging cooperation in city logistics. A new research paper by Jesús Muñuzuri, Alejandro Escudero-Santana, and Pablo Aparicio Ruiz is aimed at evaluating the circumstances under which transport cooperation is possible between different stakeholders operating in the same geographical area. The research was conducted in a marketplace situated in …

Is noise pollution the next big public health crisis?

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Research shows that loud sound can have a significant impact on human health, as well as doing devastating damage to ecosystems, David Owen writes in the New Yorker: “Scientists still don’t know everything there is to know about the effects of sound on living things, but they know a lot, and for a long time …