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Issue 4/ 2010, article 2

Authors: Zbyszko Pawlak

Title: ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE OF LOCATION BASED SERVICES AND LIGHT GOODS VEHICLES IN URBAN AREAS

Keywords: location based services, urban areas, environmental friendliness, light goods vehicles

Abstract:

The article looks at the underexplored area of light goods vehicle (LGV) operation. Specifically, it is investigated to what extent various location based services (LBS) can be applied in the context of LGV operation in order to improve their environmental friendliness in urban areas. In doing so, LBS applied in real time navigation, dynamic fleet management, freight tracking and monitoring, hazardous materials transport, location-specific tolls and taxes and geo-eco-driving are described in relation to their usefulness in LGV operation as well as the potential in reducing LGV-originating pollution. Where available, real world examples of such applications are given. The discussion reveals particular significance in that context of real time navigation and dynamic fleet management, which are widely applicable solutions in LGVs operation. Freight monitoring and tracking, including hazardous materials transport, have been also found to be of an importance due, yet with a more limited applicability. As regards location-specific tolls and taxes, and geo-eco-driving, significant potential of these LBS has been identified, yet due to their very limited applicability in general, no robust conclusions could be drawn. Last but not least, a significant gap in the detailed knowledge regarding the area has been revealed and directions for further research have been suggested.

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For citation:

MLA Pawlak, Zbyszko. "Environmental perspective of Location Based Services and Light Goods Vehicles in urban areas." Logforum 6.4 (2010): 2.
APA Zbyszko Pawlak (2010). Environmental perspective of Location Based Services and Light Goods Vehicles in urban areas. Logforum 6 (4), 2.
ISO 690 PAWLAK, Zbyszko. Environmental perspective of Location Based Services and Light Goods Vehicles in urban areas. Logforum, 2010, 6.4: 2.
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