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Fleet Telematics

Real-time management and planning of commercial vehicle operations

  • Asvin¬†Goel

Part of the Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces book series (ORCS, volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Asvin Goel
    Pages 1-6
  3. Asvin Goel
    Pages 7-30
  4. Asvin Goel
    Pages 31-58
  5. Asvin Goel
    Pages 59-93
  6. Asvin Goel
    Pages 119-157
  7. Asvin Goel
    Pages 159-161
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 163-184

About this book

Introduction

In the past 30 years, commercial transport traffic has more than doubled in both Europe and North America. Asian commercial transport traffic over this period of time has likely increased even more. Traffic jams are routine and they can happen in any segment of the highway system at any time. Moreover, manufacturing companies increasingly apply just-in-time practices in order to cut down inventory costs. As any mismatch between supply and demand can result into significant disturbances of manufacturing processes, just-in-time practices necessitate punctual, reliable, and flexible transportation. Emerging technologies in real-time communications systems provide the means for commercial vehicle operators to meet the increasingly complex customer expectations in a highly dynamic environment with unreliable traffic conditions.

FLEET TELEMATICS: Real-Time Management and Planning of Commercial Vehicle Operations combines wireless telematics systems with dynamic vehicle routing algorithms and vehicle-positioning systems to produce a telematics-enabled information system that can be employed by commercial fleet operators for real-time monitoring, control, and planning. The book presents a Messaging & Fleet Monitoring System that automatically identifies deviations between the planned and the current state of the transportation system and a Dynamic Planning System (DPS) that provides real-time decision support considering the current state of the transportation system. The DPS uses newly developed dynamic vehicle routing algorithms to find high-quality solutions and adjust schedules and routes immediately.

Keywords

Planning Transport decision support systems dynamic vehicle routing fleet management information system logistics telematics tracking and tracing

Authors and affiliations

  • Asvin¬†Goel
    • 1
  1. 1.Zaragoza Logistics CenterSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-75105-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-75104-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-75105-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-666X
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