Today, AI is being used in all industries. Now that the evolution of semiconductors has made it possible to process a large amount of data, it has become possible. Let's look at an example of using AI in the environment.
Commercialized a service to create a waste collection course with AI
Contributing to business review and low carbonization of cities due to the effects of the new coronavirus infection
Eco-Staff Japan Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, CEO Kazuo Tabe), which has a network of 56 certified companies consisting of excellent waste disposal and collection and transportation companies nationwide, uses AI (artificial intelligence). We used it to calculate the optimal collection course for waste and commercialized the service provided to waste disposal companies.
Due to the effects of the new coronavirus infection, the number of customers and the amount of waste in the waste collection and transportation industry are decreasing, and there is an urgent need to review and rationalize the waste collection course.
2. Service content and target
2.1 AI vehicle allocation simulation service (optimization of collection course using AI)
The AI vehicle allocation simulation service calculates the optimal collection course by AI from the basic information related to waste collection. The following effects can be obtained by assisting the vehicle dispatcher in setting the collection course for each collection vehicle and reviewing the course, which has been done over time.
■ Image of AI vehicle allocation simulation
■ Effect of AI vehicle allocation simulation
1) Reducing the workload of the dispatcher (eliminating intuition and experience)
2) Efficiency and reduction of collection vehicles (low carbonization)
3) Reduction of total cost (creation of profit)
We provide AI vehicle allocation simulation service for a fee to many people involved in waste collection work.
(Currently, we are already providing services to multiple companies.)
■ Industrial waste collection and transportation companies
■ For general waste collection and transportation companies
■ For resource recovery companies
■ Cooperatives for waste and resource recovery
■ Local government
2.3 Flow of service provision
For companies that wish to perform AI vehicle allocation simulation, we will first check the simulation content under consideration and then estimate the cost.
This service can be used not only for simulations of one company alone, but also for cases involving multiple transportation companies such as cooperatives. Also, from the viewpoint of SDGs, it can be used by manufacturers and distributors who have a need to efficiently collect and recycle their own waste products.