How the Street Network Slope Influences Fuel Consumption in Urban Freight Routing

Javier Yesid Mahecha Nunez, Rafael Humberto Rojas Millan, Juan Jose Cabello Eras, Oscar Pinto Garralaga, Gustavo Gatica

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Although there are many investigations on the problem of vehicle routing, few consider the real slope changes in the road networks of cities. The objective of this work is to calculate the effect that the slopes of a road network can have on fuel consumption, combining a metaheuristic solution algorithm, traffic characterization and an algorithm for the calculation of road slopes. The results of the model show that considering the slope in the urban merchandise distribution model can increase the estimates of fuel consumption by 28.67%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)909-915
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event14th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies Networks, ANT 2023 and The 6th International Conference on Emerging Data and Industry 4.0, EDI40 2023 - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 15 Mar 202317 Mar 2023


  • City Logistics
  • Eco-efficiency in transportation
  • Pollution problem
  • Urban Freight Transportation
  • Vehicle Routing Problem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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