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ICT Use in The Last Mile of Express Logistic Services - Evaluating The Effects on Urban Traffic

Menge, Julius and Hebes, Paul and Müller, Stephan (2009) ICT Use in The Last Mile of Express Logistic Services - Evaluating The Effects on Urban Traffic. 1st Transatlantic NECTAR Conference 2009, 18.-20. Juni 2009, Arlington (VA), USA.

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Abstract

The European Union as well as the USA are aware of the environmental impacts of traffic. The usage of ICT is promoted as the basic technological strategy to reduce negative effects by relieving the road network capacity. Though it is hard to identify and evaluate the direct impact of ICT. As a project partner the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) - Institute of Transport Research (IVF) accompanies an implementation project of the German DHL (“SMART TRUCK”). The project focus is on two ‘intelligent’ vehicles equipped with RFID technology embedded in a modern communication and disposition systems. The aspired goal is to optimize urban and rural delivery by avoiding congestion and construction sites as well as by increasing the vehicles capacity utilization by changing from static to dynamic (and thus more flexible) route planning. The authors are going to present how the DLR-IVF is analyzing and evaluating status-quo and field test results under an economical and transport perspective.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:ICT Use in The Last Mile of Express Logistic Services - Evaluating The Effects on Urban Traffic
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Menge, Juliusjulius.menge@dlr.de
Hebes, Paulpaul.hebes@dlr.de
Müller, Stephanstephan.mueller@dlr.de
Date:June 2009
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:urban freight, ICT, impact assessment, empirical approach
Event Title:1st Transatlantic NECTAR Conference 2009
Event Location:Arlington (VA), USA
Event Type:Conference
Event Dates:18.-20. Juni 2009
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - InnoW (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Wirtschaftsverkehr
Deposited By: Julius Menge
Deposited On:14 Jul 2009 15:49
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:40

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