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Better flow and less "searching" mileage in city, but also the effective utilization of truck capacity and reducing emissions of CO2 and particulate matter: the project 'Supermarket Logistics' along with supermarket chain Ahold dates of travel movements and logistical bottlenecks collected and shared. 

With intelligent logistics supermarket several goals are pursued. The main goals are:

  • reducing the number of kilometrs in search of inner cities;
  • promoting the flow on main roads, regional and urban roads;
  • achieving positive economic effects for operators;
  • making better use of existing infrastructure for regions;
  • Using the efficient public space;
  • improving air quality.


In many cities, the supply of stores is a major cause of flow problems during rush hour. The regions concerned and Ahold estimate that with the smart in-car tool about 20% of peak movements can be reduced by trucks and another 20% from the peak movements can be settled through other, less busy routes. The question Better Utilisation regions is about 200 truck trips per day, which can be avoided as structural. When more regions (medium) large cities (G4 + G32) follow, we are quickly avoided about 1,000 truck trips per day during rush hour. Expansion to other vendors and carriers can provide a multiple thereof.

The urban air quality will benefit significantly from a better flow of freight. Not to mention the transport sector itself: less waiting times or other delays deliver instant money!


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