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EcoLogistics: focusing on city logistics challenges in India

As Indian cities compete on various parameters such as Swacch Survekshan, Ease of Living, Municipal Performance Index, etc., they do not always consider the impact of growth on their ability to move goods effectively. More people and commercial activity increase the demand for goods and services while at the same time increasing competition for scarce …

Research: Opportunities for integration between Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and freight transport

A new paper explores the potential integration of freight transport into a Mobility as a Service (MaaS) environment. MaaS is a user-oriented service concept providing door-to-door mobility solutions for people. It integrates services of multiple providers, enabling searching, booking, and payment through a single digital platform. Although MaaS is often presented as a great opportunity …

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

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.