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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 16 | Page No.: 3275-3279
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2013.3275.3279
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Two-tiered Decentralized Simulation Model to Regulate Urban Freight Trucks Operation

Xiaoxia Wang, Zhong Liu and Yue Shang

Time windows and vehicle restrictions are widespread urban freight trucks regulations around the world which result in substantial social and economic losses many times. A two-tiered decentralized simulation model was developed to regulate freight trucks to access the urban area. This model met the different freight demands of municipal sub-areas based on their own evolving traffic capacity and introduced a level of readiness to direct freight trucks access priority. Furthermore, its sustainable system goals included travel cost within an urban area and satisfaction of user’s expectations. Beijing was taken as a case study to illustrate how to calibrate the demand and capacity of sub-areas. And its simulation results showed temporal regulation plans for each user which was very instructive for the authorities to efficiently and dynamically regulate freight trucks into the congested urban area.
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Xiaoxia Wang, Zhong Liu and Yue Shang, 2013. Two-tiered Decentralized Simulation Model to Regulate Urban Freight Trucks Operation. Journal of Applied Sciences, 13: 3275-3279.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2013.3275.3279






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