ITS for Sustainable and Efficient Transport Planning In Home-Help Service

The paper reports the results of a study where the transport workload of home-help personnel has been analyzed. The results show that time spent on transportation together with operational costs for vehicles represent major costs for municipalities and society as a whole. Still the transportation aspect is not emphasized when strategic decisions are made concerning the physical location of the elderly care, or when home-help service activities are planned on a daily basis. This implies that there is a great need for ITS-applications that could be used in order to make the transports more efficient and sustainable. This could be achieved by using the applications for gathering information about transport patterns and time spent on traveling, operational planning of home-help service activities, and navigation support and on-trip traffic information when the personnel perform their journeys.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 3p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01144650
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 2009 9:21AM