Environmental Impact of Bundling Transport Deliveries Using SUMO: Analysis of a cooperative approach in Austria
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15th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, Sevilla, Spain.
?Urban Traffic is recognized as one of the major CO2
contributors that puts a high burden on the environment.
Different attempts have been made for reducing the impacts
ranging from traffic management actions to shared-vehicle
concepts to simply reducing the number of vehicles on the streets.
By relying on cooperative approaches between different logistics
companies, such as sharing and pooling resources for bundling
deliveries in the same zone, an increased environmental benefit
can be attained. To quantify this benefit we compare the CO2
emissions, fuel consumption and total delivery time resulting from
deliveries performed by one cargo truck with two trailers versus
by two single-trailer cargo trucks under real conditions in a
simulation scenario in the city of Linz in Austria. Results showed
a fuel consumption and CO2 emissions reduction of 28% and 34%
respectively in the scenario in which resources were bundled in one