Matt Leonard: Amazon shares delivery data for MIT route planning contest

25/02/2021 - 16:08

Amazon is teaming up with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for a competition in which participants are tasked with creating a route planning algorithm that can account for the learned knowledge of delivery drivers, the groups announced last week.
The effort is aimed at helping drivers gain an understanding of their delivery route over time and begin to understand where they can park, where the traffic will be bad and other considerations that aren't necessarily caught with traditional optimization models used for route planning.