Research projects

Using data analytics for smart loading zones management in cities

Implementing novel solutions in the design and management of (un)loading zones (LZ) for freight vehicles can lead to a smarter use of urban space for the public sector and to more sustainable logistics for urban freight companies. This feasibility study aims at connecting 5 different actors (a parking application provider with international experience in LZ management, urban freight strategists from the public sector, a transport and logistics company, a truck manufacturer and academia) to explore potential solutions for LZ data-driven management under budget constraints. More information >

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Project partners: 
  • Robin Billsjö, Traffic Office of Stockholm
  • Patrik Nilsson, Bäckebols Åkeri
  • Simon Hayes, Parkunload
  • Magnus Blinge, Scania

Logistics for the marginalized: The quest for equitable access to goods in the transport system of the future

The project addresses customer segments that are currently marginalized by the emerging modes of deliveries, such as the elderly population and their access to existing online delivery services for food products. The problem will be analyzed from the perspectives of transport engineering, marketing, services, and supply chain, using evidence from interviews and stated preference data to develop behavioral models. Online food delivery data will also be analyzed to identify underserved segments of the population. Based on the results principles for an equitable transition to future systems will be presented. More information >

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Climate-neutral urban logistics

The project will, based in Gothenburg, explore how the environmental impact from urban logistics can be minimized with broad introduction of autonomous delivery robots. More information >

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Project partners:
  • Sara Berge, Hugo Delivery
  • Per Sunnergren, Five Star Campus
  • Akademiska Hus AB
  • Chalmersfastigheter AB
  • Ernst Rosen
  • Göteborg Stad
  • HSB Göteborg


Autonomous and Connected Trucks for Electric Distribution (ACTED)

The implications of using autonomous electric vehicles for urban freight transport are numerous and their study requires a multidisciplinary approach. This project seeks to integrate urban freight transport, business modeling, and control with communication engineering to study the problem of Connected and Autonomous and Connected Trucks for Electric Distribution (ACTED) for urban freight transport. The study will focus on medium-duty trucks operating from distribution centers to urban environments and smaller vehicles distributing the last-mile within large traffic generators. More information >

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EL FORT - Optimering av elfordonsflotta i Real-Tid - (Fas 2) 
Projektmålet är att utveckla en ny intelligent energiförbrukningsprediktering och ruttplaneringsmetodik för att realtidsoptimera energianvändning av elfordon i städer. Projektet kommer integrera maskininlärning metoder för att förbättra precisionen på energiestimering och kunna dynamiskt planera om rutterna när det behövs.

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Digitalization of retailing and changing business models

This project about digitalization of retailing and changing business models includes a particular focus on changing goods flows due to the increased interweaving of fixed retail stores and online retailing and new services that this development entails. 

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Planning for sustainable logistics operations in city areas

The aim of this research project is to explore how freight movements can be made more sustainable in urban areas, including new development areas. More information about the project >>

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Off-peak City Distribution

The project studies the effects and results of ongoing Off-peak trials and tests new solutions. It maps Off-peak activities in Sweden / EU, proposes regulatory principles, disseminates knowledge and promotes a greater spread. The project uses Stockholm as case study. More information about the project >>

Project Partners

  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm
  • Municipality of Stockholm
  • Svebol Logistics
  • Scania
  • Volvo Technology
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Lidl

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Dencity

The project studies how sustainable urban mobility for both passenger and goods can be provided in an area with limited space for vehicles on streets as well as high demands on attractiveness and sustainability. The project uses Frihamnen, in Gothenburg, as case study.

Project Partners

  • Lindholmen Science Park
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Volvo Technology
  • Municipality of Gothenburg
  • Älvstranden Utveckling

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Consumer logistics

The aim of this project is to study the performance of consumer logistics at the intersection of practices of consumption, mobility, city planning and retailing in inner cities. The project focuses on how consumer logistics in inner cities is performed, how  it is affected by and affect life phase and generation and how it has evolved over time. More information about the project >>

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Freight transport in lanes dedicated to public transport - evaluation and concept development

The project examines if it can be advisable, under certain conditions, to allow freight transports in public transport lanes. The project uses Stockholm as case study. More information about the project >>

Project Partners

  • Municipality of Stockholm
  • PostNord
  • Sustainable Innovation
  • Chalmers University of Technology

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Published: Fri 21 Feb 2020.