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IIT Madras researchers develop app for inter-city goods transportation


IIT Madras researchers develop app for inter-city goods transportation

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, have developed a mobile application for easier and efficient transportation of goods within cities, and eliminating the role of middlemen. Called 'OptRoute', the app connects a consumer with a driver sans any commission or onboarding fee. The payment from the consumer goes directly to the driver, with no intermediaries.The first version of the App has been developed and commercialised through OptRoute Logistics, an IIT Mad .."OptRoute aims to solve the issues in connectivity between drivers and customers in the goods logistics and transport domain. The main issues faced are unavailability of return load for transporters and vehicle capacity under-utilization. Current market of this domain is highly unorganized making it inefficient."It is also ripe for deployment of technology based solutions to reach the goals set by the National Logistics Policy, 2022," Narayanswamy said.