Using data analytics for smart loading zones management in cities
|Coordinator||CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Dept of Technology Management and Economics|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||November 2019 - December 2020|
|Call||Efficient a and connected transport system - spring 2019|
Purpose and goal
Implementing novel solutions in the design and management of (un)loading zones (LZ) for freight vehicles can lead to a smarter use of urban space for the public sector and to more sustainable logistics for urban freight companies. This feasibility study aims at connecting 5 different actors (a parking application provider with international experience in LZ management, urban freight strategists from the public sector, a transport and logistics company, a truck manufacturer and academia) to explore potential solutions for LZ data-driven management under budget constraints.
Expected results and effects
1. Produce a compilation of existing technologies and practices to manage LZ worldwide 2. Produce a guideline describing the type of decisions to be made when designing a LZ and data needs. 3. Develop a model that uses historical data to anticipate LZ use at different times of day. 4. Develop a routing model to assess potential savings from forecasting LZ use. 5. Connect the different actors involved in the design, management and use of LZ. 6. Produce a roadmap to implement digitalization for smart LZ system. 7. Evaluate the potential for a pilot test.
Planned approach and implementation
1. Administration and project meetings: Start: January 2019 End: September 2019 2. State of the art in LZ management (WP1) Start: January 2019 End: March 2019 3. Smart Loading Zones Design and Operation (WP2) Start: February 2019 End: April 2019 4. Forecasting LZ demand using machine learning techniques (WP3) Start: February 2019 End: July 2019 5. Integrating smart LZ information to enhance freight distribution routing efficiency and sustainability (WP4) Start: July 2019 End: September 2019 6. Evaluating pilot test in Swedish cities (WP5) Start: February 2019 End: September 2019