Category «Research»

Research: do commercial vehicles cruise for parking?

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Urban curb-space is a scarce resource that must satisfy the concurrent needs of an increasing number of users, including passenger, commercial, ride-hailing, and public transit vehicles. In particular, there is an increasing demand for curb-space for commercial vehicles to park, load/unload, and deliver goods as more people live in urban areas, order more things online, …

Research: exploring benefits of cargo bikes versus trucks for urban parcel deliveries


Urban deliveries are traditionally carried out with vans or trucks. These vehicles tend to face parking difficulties in dense urban areas, leading to traffic congestion. Smaller and nimbler vehicles by design, such as cargo-cycles, struggle to compete in distance range and carrying capacity. However, a system of cargo-cycles complemented with strategically located cargo-storing hubs can …

Research: Evaluating Urban Logistics Schemes Using Agent-based Simulation

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The domain of urban freight transport is becoming increasingly complex. Many urban supply chains are composed of small and independent actors that cannot efficiently organize their highly fragmented supply chains, thereby negatively affecting the quality of life in urban areas. Both companies and local administrators try to improve transport efficiency and reduce external costs, but …

Digital Twins lead the future of urban logistics


Polis joins 26 high-level partners in the H2020 funded LEAD Project: Low-Emission Adaptive last-mile logistics supporting ‘on Demand economy’ through digital twins. LEAD will create Digital Twins of urban logistics networks in six cities, to support experimentation and decision making with on-demand logistics operations in a public-private urban setting.

DHL reports about 5G potential for logistics

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For many people around the world, it is hard to imagine life without wireless access to the internet. Alongside food, water, and shelter, Wi-Fi is increasingly seen as a necessity in today’s modern world. Next-generation wireless describes the latest advances in a series of wireless technologies. DHL reports about 5G potential for logistics.

Research: viable business models for city logistics


Pålsson and Katsela published a paper with the title ‘Viable business models for city logistics: Exploring the cost structure and the economy of scale in a Swedish initiative’ in Research in Transportation Economics journal. This paper addresses the challenge of achieving profitable city logistics initiatives.