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Main Title: Towards a Multi-Agent Logistics and Commercial Transport Model: The Transport Service Provider's View
Author(s): Schröder, Stefan
Zilske, Michael
Liedtke, Gernot
Nagel, Kai
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: It is widely recognized that micro-simulation and agent-based approaches can successfully be applied in transport policy analysis. However, logistic decisions and the complex relationships among freight actors make this a challenging task and a reason why the development of freight models is still behind the development of passenger models. In this paper, we present a multi-agent freight transport model in which logistics decisions are separated into two different roles: Transport service providers, which create transport chains, and carriers, which plan tours and schedule vehicles. Both agent types can consolidate on their respective level and realise economies of scale. The lowest tier of the model, which contains individual freight vehicles, is integrated into the MATSim traffic simulation to create an integrated model for freight and passenger traffic. Changes in passenger demand, disturbances in the traffic system or policy measures can be picked up by freight drivers and propagated upwards to influence decisions on the levels of vehicle scheduling and transport chain building. As proof of concept, we set up a scenario with a fictitious freight operator serving a set of customers. We demonstrate that freight traffic can be simulated under different traffic conditions and policy measures.
Issue Date: 2012
Date Available: 26-Nov-2018
DDC Class: 380 Handel, Kommunikation, Verkehr
Subject(s): freight modelling
multi agent simulation
micro modelling
Journal Title: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier
Publisher Place: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Volume: 39
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.03.137
Page Start: 649
Page End: 663
ISSN: 1877-0428
Appears in Collections:FG Verkehrssystemplanung und Verkehrstelematik » Publications

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