VEHICLE ROUTING TO MINIMIZE MIXED-FLEET FUEL CONSUMPTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

O. Gusikhin, P. MacNeille, A. Cohn

Abstract

Efficient vehicle routing is critical to the operational profitability and customer satisfaction of vehicle fleet-related businesses, especially in light of increasing, and highly volatile, fuel prices. Growing pressures to reduce negative environmental impacts have suggested that a second metric (vehicle emissions) should also be considered in vehicle routing. Currently, the majority of existing tools use distance as a surrogate for cost. When considering a mixed fleet of multiple vehicle types, with individual vehicles within a fleet type also varying by age and vehicle health, this surrogate becomes significantly less accurate. Furthermore, using distance as a surrogate fails to capture the variations between city and highway driving, which are particularly striking for hybrid vehicles. We thus propose a new approach to the vehicle routing problem, specifically targeting applications with mixed fleets including clean-vehicle technologies, in recognition of the limitations of the existing approaches.

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Gusikhin O., MacNeille P. and Cohn A. (2010). VEHICLE ROUTING TO MINIMIZE MIXED-FLEET FUEL CONSUMPTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: IVC & ITS, (ICINCO 2010) ISBN 978-989-8425-00-3, pages 285-291. DOI: 10.5220/0003029002850291


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@conference{ivc & its10,
author={O. Gusikhin and P. MacNeille and A. Cohn},
title={VEHICLE ROUTING TO MINIMIZE MIXED-FLEET FUEL CONSUMPTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: IVC & ITS, (ICINCO 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={285-291},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003029002850291},
isbn={978-989-8425-00-3},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: IVC & ITS, (ICINCO 2010)
TI - VEHICLE ROUTING TO MINIMIZE MIXED-FLEET FUEL CONSUMPTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
SN - 978-989-8425-00-3
AU - Gusikhin O.
AU - MacNeille P.
AU - Cohn A.
PY - 2010
SP - 285
EP - 291
DO - 10.5220/0003029002850291