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On the Performance of a One-way Car Sharing System in Suburban Areas: A Real-World Use Case

In recent years, one-way car sharing systems have gained momentum across the world with their promise to encourage more sustainable urban mobility models. However, economic viability of car sharing is still uncertain due to high investment cost for station and fleet deployment, as well as high operation cost for fleet management and   rebalancing. Furthermore, existing car sharing are typically confined to city centres with significant business and residential concentrations. In this study, we evaluate the performance of a novel one-way car sharing system that will be deployed in a suburban area of the city of Lyon using a detailed multi-agent and multi-modal transport simulation model. Data from a recent large-scale household travel survey is used to determine the travel demands on different transportation alternatives. We analyse the impact of different coverage constraints on the system capacity in terms of number of trips and vehicle availability. We also investigate the potential of user-based relocation strategies to increase the efficiency of the car sharing service.
The model shows that: (i) the car sharing system is most sensitive to the infrastructure and fleet sizes, and (ii) user-based relocation does not have a significant impact on the total number of car sharing trips.

 


3rd International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems, Porto, Portugal , 2017

Autori esterni: Helen Porter and Peter Davidson (PDC, Northbridge Road, HP4 1EH, Berkhamsted, ENGLAND)
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Tipo: Contributo in atti di convegno
Area di disciplina: Information Technology and Communication Systems

File: paper_relocation_v0.5.pdf

Attività: Smart Cities & Communities