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TNK112 Transport and Logistics Systems, 6 ECTS credits.
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For:   TSL  


Prel. scheduled hours: 30
Rec. self-study hours: 130

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Transportation Systems Engineering

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

The aim of the course is to give knowledge about transport and logistics systems with special focus on systems, applications and user services in the field of intelligent transport systems (ITS).

After the course the students should

  • understand basic definitions, approaches and models used in road traffic planning and for planning and operation of logistic systems
  • analyse logistic system using basic logistic tools
  • explain how information technology and telecommunication can help satisfying goals in terms of efficiency, safety, customer satisfaction and environmental impact
  • describe the functions, impacts, benefits and challenges for the most important ITS- applications
  • analyse and discuss some ITS-application related to a traffic system or a logistic system

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Admission requirements for master level studies within Transportation Systems Engineering

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Lectures, seminars and assignments.

Course contents:
Traffic systems, traffic planning and control, the 4-stage model, basic traffic flow and traffic signal theory. Logistics systems, logistic activities, process orientation, total cost analysis, basic inventory control, ABC-classification, lead-time factors. Application areas of intelligent transport systems such as systems for traveller information, traffic management, electronic payment and toll collection, advanced driver assistance and collision avoidance, freight and commercial vehicle operations.

Course literature:
Handouts and articles (both paper and electronic versions).

Hand-in exercises
Individual written assignment

Course language is English.
Department offering the course: ITN.
Director of Studies: Fredrik Persson
Examiner: Jan Lundgren

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Last updated: 06/19/2013