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Evaluation of models for implementing Physical Internet standards via simulations of Complex System

EasyChair Preprint no. 721

12 pagesDate: January 8, 2019


Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) can shorten routes and improve delivery times by obviating traffic saturation in cities. In turn, this will help to reduce congestion and the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere. Additionally, it could be beneficial to many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as it would allow them to finally use e-commerce without facing issues such as losing control of the distribution of their products. In this article, we put forward a model to analyse the impact of a hypothetical scenario in which a business in the Cadiz area cooperates in the implementation of common standards that enable the incorporation of a PI system. The model is described using the ODD standard (general design information) which is commonly used for model description in fields such as ecology, sociology and economics. We have adopted this approach when developing a simulator that allows us to design a network of flight paths in the improvement of last mile deliveries. We discuss several important issues such as gathering of initial information, factors to be included multi-agent models, and how authorities can be convinced to change to legislation to allow drones to fly over urban centres.

Keyphrases: complex system, Drones in logistic, last mile, Logistic in Cadiz, Logistic in South Spain, Physical Internet

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Luis López-Molina and Vanessa Rodriguez Cornejo and Ángel Cervera Paz and Miguel Ángel Montañez del Río and Rosario García García and Jaime de Miguel Rodríguez},
  title = {Evaluation of models for implementing Physical Internet standards via simulations of Complex System},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 721},

  year = {EasyChair, 2019}}
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