i-Ladezone: Intelligent Monitoring & Routing of Loading Zones in Vienna

Delivery fleets ensure a steady flow of goods to shops. Especially in populous, urban areas, the necessary delivery and pickup activities rely on the avialability of dedicated loading zones. Unlawful usage of such zones, e.g. for parking purposes, delays delivery of goods, disrupts traffic flow, causes additional traffic and endangers drivers and pedestrians The project i-Ladezone focuses on two major topics. The first is the development of management methods in order to open deliver opportunities for an efficient and effective monitoring of the occupancy of loading zones by loading vehicles and private cars, the second topic focuses on the development of a management system for keeping the loading zones at a maximum availability and reduce impacts on traffic by the loading processes. Also included is the development of an intelligent routing application for mobile use for the drivers of the goods suppliers. In the first project part, technologies and algorithms for an efficient and effective monitoring of loading zones will be developed and comparatively tested. As a result, smart units will be developed, which can easily be installed at the location of the zones and monitor the occupancy by vehicles and if they are authorized to do so. So loading zones for suppliers will be kept available and free for their use, the traffic flow would be improved and traffic jams due to parking in second line or else can be reduced. Furthermore, the behavior of road users will be evaluated (pre-/follow up investigation) before and after the monitoring systems installation. In the second project part an intelligent loading zone routing application will be developed for the first time. Within i-Ladezone the special routing system will implement the geographical position and the address of the loading zone itself as starting or destination point. The system delivers dynamical additional information of the loading zone application (e.g. occupancy, officially permitted loading times). With this real-time information at hand the system will be able to calculate the optimal route for delivery services at any time. The expected results will essentially contribute to an efficient, ecologically and intermodal delivery system within metropolitan areas. Last not least the possible integration in an overall traffic management system (“smart cities”) will be investigated. i-ladezone acts as specialized sub-part of a kind of “sensor” monitoring special traffic zones as described, but also can extended to other zones to be monitored.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ITS America

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    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Chloupek, Alexander
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  • Publication Date: 2012


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: 19th ITS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, 22 to 26 October 2012

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  • Accession Number: 01496355
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2013 12:10PM