Title: Implementation of telematics-based good practices to support urban freight transport systems, applying a city's adaptability level
Authors: Stanisław Iwan
Addresses: Faculty of Economics and Transport Engineering, Maritime University of Szczecin, 11 Pobożnego Str., 70-705 Szczecin, Poland
Abstract: Problems associated with inefficient goods transport and distribution in urban areas is gaining more and more importance resulting in the need to search for methods and techniques that enable effective implementation of measures (solutions) aimed at streamlining and optimising urban freight transport systems. Most of the measures are less or more dependent on application of telematics tools which makes the implementation processes very difficult. Subsequently the basis of many practical implementations is the adaptive approach that focuses on good practice. In these cases, the adaptability level of the implemented measures is usually considered. This paper presents a method which expands this approach with the idea of adaptability of the city as the environment where it will be implemented. The method presented makes it possible to implement good practice in the area of urban freight transport by applying a city adaptability index.
Keywords: intelligent transport systems; ITS; transport telematics; urban telematics; good practice; city adaptability level; urban transport; freight transport; city logistics; good practices; adaptation; critical success factors; CSFs.
International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 2016 Vol.8 No.5, pp.531 - 551
Received: 01 Aug 2014
Accepted: 06 Mar 2015
Published online: 01 Sep 2016 *