ITS Monday: Edition 9, 2023
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, parcel looker effectiveness, cold e-trucks, more Australian delivery drones, and safer e-scooter riders.
The article headlines below are:
- Do parcel lockers reduce delivery times? Evidence from the field
- Brisbane based startup Revora to make refrigerated electric trucks
- More flying coffees forecast as Google tests drone tech
- Bolt launches “Reckless Rider”score to improve e-scooter safe
And just in case you hadn’t caught it yet, we have a recent series of interviews with transport professionals – Effects of COVID on the transport sector – what they see now, what they would like to happen post-pandemic, and what they think will happen. If you’d like to be join this conversation, drop us a line!
This week’s articles
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“Common-carrier parcel lockers have emerged as a secure, automated, self-service means of delivery consolidation in congested urban areas, which are believed to mitigate last-mile delivery challenges through reducing out-of-vehicle delivery times and consequently vehicle dwell times at the curb. However, little research exists to empirically demonstrate the environmental and efficiency gains from this technology.”
Related iMOVE project: Autonomous mobile lockers for city logisticsREAD THE ARTICLE
“Australian refrigerated truck assembler Eurocold is launching a spinoff company Revora to develop and build all-electric refrigerated trucks in a factory based in Brisbane.”
Related iMOVE project: Freight vehicles: An evaluation of renewable energy fuelsREAD THE ARTICLE
“By the middle of 2024, we expect our drone system to be capable of handling tens of millions of deliveries for millions of consumers at a lower cost per delivery than ground transportation can achieve for fast delivery of small packages.”
Related iMOVE projects:
- Validating the benefits of increased drone uptake for Australia
- Integrating drones into NT Health
- Hybrid drone/truck last mile delivery planning for e-groceries
- An empirical analysis of drone ecosystems in 4PL logistics
- Fixed-wing drones and small package delivery
READ THE ARTICLE
Huzzah! “The new scoring system evaluates each rider based on inputs collected from their scooter. This includes the detection of tandem riding, frequent abrupt braking and skidding, collisions and illegal parking. These behaviours are ranked at the end of each ride and the user’s riding habits are evaluated after every five rides.”READ THE ARTICLE