An agent-based simulation model for autonomous trailer docking

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This paper presents a simulation model of a generic automated planning and control system for the pick-up and docking of semi-trailers by means of autonomous Yard Tractors (YTs) in a collision- and conflict free environment. To support the planning and control of the YTs, we propose a Multi-Agent System (MAS). We illustrate our approach using a case study at a Dutch logistics service provider. To evaluate the proposed system, we design an agent-based simulation model, which is set up in a similar way as the MAS. We conclude with the verification and validation of the simulation model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-3428-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-3430-1
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2018
Event2017 Winter Simulation Conference - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 3 Dec 20176 Dec 2017


Conference2017 Winter Simulation Conference
Abbreviated titleWSC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas


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