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In tasks with densely grouped jobs, it may be desired to keep these together, so jobs are assigned just after each other in order to generate more "natural" routes. Even if this may be suboptimal due to time or capacity constraints.


FleetEngine can automatically locate such groups. On the map below the red links show a single group and all jobs on these links belong to the same group. By setting a cost on change of groups, they will automatically be kept together during optimization. The exception are jobs which have direction set to 0 or 1.


Groups are defined as all links between 2 intersections with a node degree > 2. Links that are part of a cul-de-sac are not included in the calculation of node degree, but they are part of the group. This means the 4 links plus corresponding cul-de-sac in the example below: