Toward a Systematic Approach to the Design and Evaluation of Automated Mobility-on-Demand Systems: A Case Study in Singapore
Author(s)Spieser, Kevin; Treleaven, Kyle Ballantyne; Zhang, Rick; Frazzoli, Emilio; Morton, Daniel; Pavone, Marco; ... Show more Show less
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The objective of this work is to provide analytical guidelines and financial justification for the design of shared-vehicle mobility-on-demand systems. Specifically, we consider the fundamental issue of determining the appropriate number of vehicles to field in the fleet, and estimate the financial benefits of several models of car sharing. As a case study, we consider replacing all modes of personal transportation in a city such as Singapore with a fleet of shared automated vehicles, able to drive themselves, e.g., to move to a customer’s location. Using actual transportation data, our analysis suggests a shared-vehicle mobility solution can meet the personal mobility needs of the entire population with a fleet whose size is approximately 1/3 of the total number of passenger vehicles currently in operation.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Singapore-MIT Alliance in Research and Technology (SMART)
Road Vehicle Automation
Spieser, Kevin, Kyle Ballantyne, Treleaven, Rick Zhang, Emilio Frazzoli, Daniel Morton, Marco Pavone. "Toward a Systematic Approach to the Design and Evaluation of Automated Mobility-on-Demand Systems A Case Study in Singapore." in Gereon Meyer, Sven Beiker (editors). Road Vehicle Automation, (Lecture Notes in Mobility), Springer, 2014.