This deliverable discusses the state-of-the-art methodologies for collaborative Human-Machine Interactions, multi-agent systems and operational research for the management of a fleet of electric towing vehicles. The suitability of these methodologies for the AEON solution is discussed. Also, research gaps and methodological needs for innovation are also discussed. Last, but not least, a detailed overview of projects that are relevant for AEON is provided. The analysis includes projects funded by the SESAR Programme but is not limited to them.