Enabling On-line Logistics Services Auction Platform (OLSAP): Optimal Eco-Routing Strategies

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Primary Investigators

Jane Lin
Institute for Environmental Science and Policy
University of Illinois at Chicago
janelin@uic.edu

Abstract

The rapid advances in mobile and ubiquitous computing are opening opportunities to an envisioned On-line Logistics Service Auction Platform (OLSAP). Simply speaking, OLSAP is an e-bay like online auctioning system that allows shippers and carriers to match the demand and service dynamically anytime and anywhere through real-time online auction. The technical core of OLSAP is an eco-routing/re-routing tool, which evaluates potential orders for profitability during bidding and enables on-the-go cargo consolidation, i.e., integrating the new order(s) into the pre-scheduled pickups/deliveries, during re-routing. The proposed research will formulate and solve this online eco-routing problem that minimizes both travel time and fuel cost as a function of both vehicle speed and load distribution on the route. This research will make useful scientific contribution to the VRP literature. The product of this research, i.e., an eco-routing algorithm which enables on-the-go cargo consolidation service, provides the technical core for future goods delivery e-markets such as OLSAP.

Objectives

The objective of the proposed research is to formulate and solve an online eco-routing problem that minimizes both travel time and fuel cost as a function of both vehicle speed and load distribution on the route.

Tasks

  1. Model development
  2. Model evaluation with Texas commercial vehicle survey data
  3. Final report writing

Project Information

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Dates: 8/15/2014 – 8/14/2015
  • Budget: $111,009 (UTC funds) and $111,197 (match funds)
  • Student Involvement: Two graduate students
  • Modal Orientation: Highway
  • Project ID: CFIRE 09-09
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