International Choice Modelling Conference" (ICMC)

April 3 to 5 April 2017
Cape Town, South Africa

OPTIMUM project pilot studies on proactive freight charging and multimodal route planning were successfully showcased at the "International Choice Modelling Conference" (ICMC), held in Cape Town, South Africa on April 3-5, 2017.

The first study to be showcased was “Factors affecting interurban freight route choice: perspectives from freight forwarders and truck drivers”, presented by Athena Tsirimpa and Ioannis Tsouros from the University of the Aegean's "Transportation and Decision-Making Laboratory". After introducing the OPTIMUM project and its research objectives, the presenters reviewed the main characteristics of the pilot case in Portugal, while emphasising relevant statistics and incentives. Also mentioned was the introduction of OPTIMUM's "Dynamic Charging" web service.