Tag «intelligent access»

Smart loading zones: a data analytics approach for loading zones network design

Urban public space commonly accommodates freight delivery operations through on-street (un)loading zones (LZ). Given the scarcity of public space and its demand by various users, city authorities face the challenge of effectively managing LZ by understanding freight curbside needs and utilization. Despite the popularity of technological solutions and enforcement practices among policymakers to capture curbside …

Geofencing for future mobility management

ITS play a growing role in the mobility ecosystem. Cars, public transport, freight, Mobility-as-a-Service, and people and goods are increasingly connected within a collaborative ecosystem with lightning-fast information exchange. This allows us to tackle fundamental challenges in our built environment, such as traffic congestion, noise, pollutant emissions, etc., from a previously unthinkable perspective: dynamically. Geo-fencing …

GeoSence: testing and applying geofencing technologies in cities

The overall objective of the GeoSence project is to design, trial, and evaluate geofencing concepts and solutions for specific cases in cities, within the project and from other previous and ongoing geofencing initiatives and to propose new ways of successfully deploying geofencing technologies. Furthermore, tools for implementation and approaches to scaling up and spreading the …

Cabs and curb allocation: can we learn lessons for city logistics?

The University of Washington Urban Freight Lab released the results of a pilot study on Curb Allocation Change supporting easier and less disruptive passenger pick-ups and drop-offs by cabs. The study tested the traffic impacts of providing more passenger load zones paired with in-app geofencing technology that guided drivers and riders to designated load/unload locations.

Telematics tools to support unloading bay utilization

Cities are taking measures to ensure that urban freight runs smoothly. These vary from stricter enforcement of illegal parking on loading and unloading zones and better route information for transporters (ITS) to optimization of delivery times windows. E-mobility will receive privileges in certain zones based on intelligent access.

Implementing weigh-in-motion systems for urban freight

The infrastructure in cities is falling apart under the weight of heavy vehicles. Cities, therefore, are putting more weight restrictions on urban freight. Monitoring, and enforcing these restrictions are not only a technical challenge for local authorities but also for transport companies that have to plan their trips taking into account the restrictions and the actual weight …

Performance based regulation: is ‘intelligent access’ the future in regulating city logistics?

The further development of local policies to stimulate more CO2-productivity in city logistics and a shift to zero-emission city logistics is inevitable: growing political and societal pressure demands it. This push can already be recognized in the existing variety of local regulations, customized to different local circumstances in different cities or parts of cities.