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Integration of Passenger and Freight Transportation using Autonomous Shuttles : A Simulation Study on Sustainability-Related KPIs

  • Autonomous and integrated passenger and freight transport (APFIT) is a promising approach to tackle both, traffic and last-mile-related issues such as environmental emissions, social and spatial conflicts or operational inefficiencies. By conducting an agent-based simulation, we shed light on this widely unexplored research topic and provide first indications regarding influential target figures of such a system in the rural area of Sarstedt, Germany. Our results show that larger fleets entail inefficiencies due to suboptimal utilization of monetary and material resources and increase traffic volume while higher amounts of unused vehicles may exacerbate spatial conflicts. Nevertheless, to fit the given demand within our study area, a comparatively large fleet of about 25 vehicles is necessary to provide reliable service, assuming maximum passenger waiting times of six minutes to the expense of higher standby times, rebalancing effort, and higher costs for vehicle acquisition and maintenance.

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Author:Johannes Staritz, Helen Sand, Marvin Auf der LandwehrORCiD, Christoph von ViebahnORCiD, Maylin WartenbergORCiD
DOI original:https://doi.org/10.25366/2023.129
Parent Title (English):2023 International Scientific Symposium on Logistics : Conference Volume
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2023
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Hannover
Release Date:2024/03/22
Tag:agent-based simulation; integrated passenger and freight transport; key performance indicators; rural transport simulation; sustainability
GND Keyword:Straßenverkehr; Nachhaltigkeit; Leistungskennzahl; Computersimulation
First Page:131
Last Page:138
Institutes:Fakultät IV - Wirtschaft und Informatik
DDC classes:380 Handel, Kommunikation, Verkehr
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-SA - Namensnennung - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International