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How Will Digitalization Change Road Freight Transport?

Published Jan 13, 2021

ITRL researchers Anna Pernestål, Albin Engholm, Marie Bemler, and Gyözö Gidofalvi have investigated how digitalization can impact road freight transportation in a paper published in the journal Sustainability.

Road freight transportation accounts for significant emissions while at the same time a key part of modern society. Digitalization, automation, digitized information flows, and artificial intelligence provides opportunities to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and increase service levels in the road freight transport sector.

The paper explores four future scenarios, the impact on the transport sector, opportunities and barriers to achieving a sustainable transportation system in each of the scenarios. The results are based on input from 52 experts.

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