The Future of Automated Freight Transport: Concepts, Design and Implementation

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Hugo Priemus, Peter Nijkamp
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2005 - Business & Economics - 324 pages
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This book explores the many challenges faced by the development and implementation of automated freight transport systems. It offers a unique overview of current applications, developments and future perspectives. The subject of automation is not covered extensively in the existing literature on freight transport and this book aims to fill the gap.
  

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Contents

an overview
1
Automated freight transport concepts and perspectives
17
current projects
19
3 Improved quality of rail freight service by using selfpropelled freight wagons
35
4 Opportunities for automated inland navigation
51
5 Developments in underground freight transportation
65
a new modality for the RhineSchelde Delta area
85
7 Automated vehicle control
113
10 Supporting the design of automated transport systems using innovative simulation
167
11 Multiagent systems for planning and operational management
185
12 Evaluation of automated freight transport systems
205
13 Financing and deploying automated freight systems
227
14 Safety a strategic aspect in transport systems design
243
15 Integration of automated and manned freight transport
271
16 The role of government in introducing automated freight transport systems
295
Index
321

8 Automated traffic control for freight transport
129
requirements and implications
145

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