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Integrating urban last-mile package deliveries into an agent-based travel demand model

Reiffer, Anna; Kübler, Jelle ORCID iD icon; Briem, Lars; Kagerbauer, Martin; Vortisch, Peter


With the expected increase of e-commerce activity, we can expect the share of delivery vehicles in cities to rise as well. On the one hand, this puts great pressure on cities and surrounding areas as emissions rise and space becomes scarce. On the other hand, people are adjusting their travel behaviour such that the increase in e-commerce affects not only last-mile delivery but also private passenger traffic. This paper presents an integrated approach of modelling last-mile deliveries using an agent-based travel demand model. It is intended to account for reciprocal effects between online shopping behaviour and last-mile deliveries. The package orders are generated by agents in the study area and distributed among the package centres. For each package centre, the tour for each delivery agent is created. The presented model allows for the simultaneous simulation of private trips and last-mile deliveries and thus realistic delivery conditions: the model can detect e.g. if an agent or another household member is at home to receive their order. We have applied the model to the city of Karlsruhe, Germany, and describe first results of that simulation. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000133755
Veröffentlicht am 09.06.2021
DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2021.03.028
Zitationen: 7
Zitationen: 9
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Verkehrswesen (IFV)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1877-0509
KITopen-ID: 1000133755
Erschienen in The 12th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT) / The 4th International Conference on Emerging Data and Industry 4.0 (EDI40) / Affiliated Workshops. Ed.: E. Shakshuki
Veranstaltung 12th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2021), Warschau, Polen, 23.03.2021 – 26.03.2021
Verlag Elsevier
Seiten 178-185
Serie Procedia Computer Science ; 184
Schlagwörter agent-based; urban freight; travel demand; last-mile delivery
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