Cloud Fleet Routing API
Google Cloud recently launched its Cloud Fleet Routing API which focuses on the route planning phase of delivery and allows operators to perform advanced fleet-wide optimization. This allows them to determine the allocation of packages to delivery vans and the sequencing of the delivery tasks.
Natively integrated with Google Maps routes data, the new Cloud Fleet Routing API can solve simple route planning requests in near-real-time, and scale to the most demanding of workloads with parallelized request batching. Customers can specify a variety of constraints, such as time windows, package weights, and vehicle capacities.
The Cloud Fleet Routing API also helps carriers meet sustainability targets by reducing distance traveled, number of delivery vans, and CO2 output from cloud computing.