Route planning for residential waste collection
A city has an area with 20,000 households who all need their garbage collected once a week. Both the city and the operator have a great interest in the optimized route plans and schedules that can ensure that the fleet of garbage trucks drive as few km and minutes as possible.
To make those route plans, Rapidis has developed a special edition of Logistics Planner called “High Density” that is capable of creating optimal routes for very large address volumes. In practice, the software divides the area into routes limited by the maximum working time allowed. Logistics Planner will also provide the best sequence for each route. Special requirements like disallowing left turns or curb approach are also handled by this edition of the route planning software.
Smart waste bins with sensors
Cities are increasingly adopting smart technologies and waste bins and containers are equipped with sensors that automatically reports how much capacity is left and if the bin should be emptied now, the next day or later. This leads to a very dynamic scenario and the pool of bins to be