research project is part of the Dynafloat project, which focuses on logistics
and mobility, and seeks to reconcile economic, social and ecological
objectives. That is: transport and logistics should be maximally efficient,
with minimum delay and limited adverse impact on the environment (carbon and
particle emission, noise). In particular, we focus on the use of massively
available planning and floating car data in addition to data from road side
equipment, to enable dynamic control of both
freight and passenger flows.
The position deals with developing brand new analytical models for the dynamic
traffic control (at the tactical as well as operational level) through road
infrastructures and based on the three sorts of input data, mentioned before.
The models will be rooted in a queueing-theoretical approach combined with
methodologies from stochastic operations research. In addition to the model
development and optimization, we will investigate the impact of reserving
specific corridors for freight traffic in urban areas, e.g., reserving specific
lanes or adding specific stretches in the network to be used exclusively by
freight trucks or shared with public transport.
dr. Richard J. Boucherie.
dr. W. Henk M. Zijm,
Jan-Kees van Ommeren,
Ahmad Al Hanbali
2015 – May 2019
Dynafloat project is funded by the Top consortium for science and innovation
(TKI) and the Netherlands organisation for scientific research (NWO).
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