The impact of emerging technologies on freight transportation in the digital era: trends, themes, and research opportunities
Paper i proceeding, 2019

Purpose
With various challenges in the digital era, stakeholders are expressing growing interests in
understanding the impact of the emerging technologies on freight transportation. The purpose
of this paper is to fill the existing research gap by exploring the current merging technologies
taking place in the logistics industry and analyze their impact on freight transportation.
Design/methodology/approach
Six representative recent articles from academic, industrial, and governmental perspectives
are investigated to elect nine emerging technologies, which are then used as keywords to
conduct a systematic literature review covering the literature in the past ten years.
Findings
3D Printing, Artificial Intelligence, Automated Robots, Autonomous Vehicles, Big Data
Analytics, Blockchain, Drones, Electric Vehicles, and Internet of Things are identified as
emerging technologies. The state-of-the-art of the current research and potential future
opportunities are then analyzed.
Research limitations/implications
The research could support various stakeholders to better capture the current status of and the
future opportunities in freight transportation.
Original/value
The paper fills a gap in the literature on the impacts of emerging technologies on freight
transportation.

emerging technologies

systematic literature review

logistics

freight transportation

digital era

Författare

Chuanwen Dong

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Service Management and Logistics

Asif Akram

Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap, Design and Human Factors

Dan Andersson

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Service Management and Logistics

Per-Olof Arnäs

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Service Management and Logistics

Gunnar Stefansson

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Service Management and Logistics

The 31st Annual NOFOMA Conference
Oslo, Norway,

Architecture for EurOpean Logistics Information eXchange (AEOLIX)

Europeiska kommissionen (Horisont 2020), 2016-09-01 -- 2019-08-31.

Styrkeområden

Transport

Ämneskategorier

Transportteknik och logistik

Övrig annan teknik

Interaktionsteknik

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Skapat

2019-10-29