Green Logistics based on Cyber Physical Systems for Minimizing Emissions in Road Transport and Logistics

The transportation system contributes 18% of the nation's carbon emissions. Diesel powered logistics vehicles are a major contributor to this. Conversion of these diesel trucks to LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) will help achieve better economies and emissions profiles. This poses challenges and requires strong evidence to convince truck companies of the benefits. This is achieved by real time monitoring of the Diesel to LNG converted trucks in actual operation and different contexts. This information is then aggregated in a repository using a web enabled Cyber Physical System. This is analysed using knowledge discovery techniques. This knowledge is used to develop and design an intelligent controller for the LNG/Diesel converted trucks.