Autonomous Food Delivery Impacts on Traffic and Sustainability

Civil infrastructure systems (e.g. transportation, power and buildings) are the backbone of our society, providing the basic public services needed by the communities they serve, and playing a critical role in the distribution of material goods, services, energy and people. Due to their public-serving nature, long-term design horizon and predominantly public ownership, we have been learning to engineer these systems to be long-lasting and resilient to many natural events. However, recent changes in both the natural hazards and the demand patterns (the human needs and behaviors) that they are subject to, require that we rethink our strategies to engineer these systems. Requirements around resource allocation, especially, such as last-mile food delivery and dispatching accessible mobility services have completely altered the way we operate and manage civil infrastructure systems and corresponding services.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $53452
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747111

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility21 National USDOT UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Center Program
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  • Managing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility21 National USDOT UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

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  • Principal Investigators:

    Nock, Destenie

  • Start Date: 20210701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01776449
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National University Transportation Center for Improving Mobility (Mobility21)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747111
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 12 2021 3:04PM