Simulation analysis of a dynamic ridesharing model

Antoni Guasch, Jaume Figueras, Pau Fonseca I Casas, Cristina Montanola-Sales, Josep Casanovas-Garcia

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A dynamic ridesharing service is a system that enables drivers and riders to arrange one-time shared rides, with sufficient convenience and flexibility to be used on a daily basis. The quality of a dynamic ridesharing service is critical for commuters who need to reach their end destination on time every day. To ensure satisfactory quality, the waiting times in a ridesharing service must be low. This paper describes a dynamic ridesharing model proposal for commuters living in a small community in the Barcelona metropolitan area. The proposal solves transport problems between the community and a communication hub served by trains and buses. A survey was sent to community residents to find out whether they would be interested in the idea and willing to participate in a pilot test. A simulation model was built to determine to most suitable type of dynamic ridesharing model given the limited numbers of responses received and the heterogeneous mobility patterns of drivers and riders in the community. Reasonable good results are obtained for the morning commute but improvements are needed for the return commute in the afternoon. Further work will be required to increase the number of drivers interested in the ridesharing service.

Idioma originalAnglès
Títol de la publicacióProceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014
EditorsAndreas Tolk, Levent Yilmaz, Saikou Y. Diallo, Ilya O. Ryzhov
EditorInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Nombre de pàgines12
ISBN (electrònic)9781479974863
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 23 de gen. 2015
Publicat externament
Esdeveniment2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014 - Savannah, United States
Durada: 7 de des. 201410 de des. 2014

Sèrie de publicacions

NomProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (imprès)0891-7736


Conferència2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014
País/TerritoriUnited States


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