Modeling Autonomous Vehicle Deliverability

FedEx Mathematics, 2022–23

Liaison(s): David Weaver, Kevin Smith, Nik Pande
Advisor(s): Susan Martonosi
Students(s): Nathan Nabal (PM-S), Raffa Gonzalez (PM-S), Shifa Somji (PM-F), Jennifer Granados, and Andrew Yu

As a global market leader in delivery and logistics, FedEx oversees research to make cargo-transport simultaneously more sustainable, more efficient and more responsive to customer needs. The team designed and created a dynamic model in Python to determine which FedEx packages are deliverable using autonomous vehicles (AV). Additionally, the model prioritizes which FedEx packages should be delivered by AVs when AV capacity is limited.