Smart transportation systems to support the freight transportation related information
Paper in proceedings, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to identify how the smart transportation systems and services are
supporting different types of freight transportation related (FTR) information through the
transportation networks. The other purpose is to identify the types of functions and the types of
FTR information that are supported by such systems and the values and benefits that are created
for actors of the transportation networks by using such systems.
A literature study was conducted to identify the smart transportation systems and its elements.
Documents of more than 65 companies working on the area of smart transportation systems are
studied as a source of empirical data to provide a complete list of the smart transportation
systems and services. Semi-structured interviews with representatives of the companies are
conducted to understand the types of the FTR information that are supported by smart
transportation systems and functions that are carried out by using such information.
The results of this study show that only some of the smart transportation systems are supporting
the FTR information and majority of the smart transportation systems are used in the urban
transport sector. Information related to the location of the freight through the transportation
network is the most supported FTR information after using the smart transportation systems
according to this study.
The results of this study are useful for information operators in companies to identify effect of
using the smart transportation systems on performance of their transportation networks.
Smart transportation systems
freight transportation network