Improving upon Package and Food Delivery by Semi-autonomous Tag-along Vehicles
This paper aims to improve current last mile distribution and package delivery by introducing basic concept of delivery using Semi-autonomous Tag-along Vehicles (SaTaVs) driven by their own agency and desires. SaTaVs are introduced as vehicles capable of traveling by following leading vehicle and thus reducing requirements for their autonomy while maintaining most of the advantages. Whole system is designed as maintaining long term equilibrium with agents goal in maximizing future investment.
KeywordsVehicle routing problem Perishable food delivery Intelligent transportation Agent systems
This work was supported by the BUT project FIT-S-17-4014 and the IT4IXS: IT4Innovations Excellence in Science project (LQ1602).
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