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Considering the increasing freight traffic and the associated negative effects, (e.g.: congestion, unpunctuality, waste of energy, harmful environmental influences etc.), systems for improving the status quo are being researched and implement-ed. The understanding and the acceptance of possible future applications in road freight transport must be brought to the users by appropriate means. This paper presents a prototype game on the topic of "Intelligent Transport Systems for Road Freight Transport". Based on the preliminary work, a prototype game is de-signed. Questionnaire results show that more than half of the participants (n=32, average age=43 years) could not relate to intelligent transport systems. By using the serious game presented here, the understanding of and need for intelligent transportation systems in society can be achieved. The decision to use intelligent transport systems in the logistics industry can be simplified for decision makers by playful interaction and beneficial consequences between the game elements. This paper describes the development stages of a serious game from problem def-inition to prototyping in the field of intelligent transport systems.
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Applications of Pixel Oriented Mobility Modelling in Transport & Logistics
Perera, H. Niles; Perera, H.Y. Ranjit
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Flows are central to the study of transport & logistics and telecommunication. The efficient flow of materials, money and information are vital to the success of any transport & logistics system such as a supply chain. Tele-communications relies on accurate data flows to ensure seamless communications. While both these sectors use the term “mobility” to emphasize their field of study, the literature suggests that the level of cross-fertilization is quite limited. This manuscript investigates pixel oriented mobility modelling, which has its roots in telecommunications as a viable method to study flows in transport & logistics. Breaking down paths and its characteristics into pixels and applying the characteristics of the unit of study allows users to properly model and optimize the system. The manuscript suggests numerous applications of pixel oriented mobility in transport & logistics and encourages its use as an innovative method to expand the body of knowledge. Examples to apply pixel oriented mobility modelling in transport & logistics would include vehicular traffic, port and shipping operations, warehouse operations, freight movements and the aviation sector.