Escalating energy costs are forcing many transport companies to put various processes to the test. An important area is block planning. Sophisticated planning can save unnecessary journeys and consequently fuel or, in the case of e-buses, electricity.
Efficient planning with the optimization tool MOBILEopti2
MOBILE-PLAN allows planners to carry out their timetable, block and duty scheduling quickly and flexibly and which take into consideration any operational priorities. Even more efficient and energy-saving results are achieved, thanks to MOBILEopti2, the module for integrated optimization of blocks and duties. Once the timetable has been created, the optimization tool is activated in order to automatically generate optimized blocks and duties. Planners can also use this solution to focus on avoiding dead runs.
Electromobility: Taking cost-effective charging times into account as early as the planning stage
In many contracts with energy suppliers, the price of energy is not fixed throughout the day. Usually, electricity is more expensive at times when the grid is at full capacity than during off-peak periods. In eMOBILE-PLAN, electricity costs and the corresponding time slots can be stored. In this way, already in the planning stage those time slots for charging can be prioritised when electricity prices are most favourable.