A Novel Emergent Intelligence Technique for Public Transport Vehicle Allocation Problem in a Dynamic Transportation System

Public transport systems in a metropolitan area experiences several complex issues, like resource scarcity, resource allocation, congestion, resource reliability and so on, due to the dynamic arrivals of heterogeneous commuter and exceptional occurrence of unforeseen events. The progress of these issues may lead to economic losses, under-utilization of transport resources, and commuters’ queuing delay. In this paper, the authors propose a novel dynamic public transport vehicle allocation scheme based on Emergent Intelligence (EI) technique in a metropolitan area. In addition, the authors demonstrate the EI technique’s capability for solving public transport system problems. To do so, the EI technique maintains historical information, commuters’ arrival rates, resource avaialability, deficit resources and surplus resources of neighbor depots’s agent. In the proposed scheme, the EI technique is utilized to collect, analyze, share and optimally allocate transport resources effectively. The proposed EI technique provides reliable services (allocation and scheduling) by coordinating with a reliable neighborhood depot’s agent. The authors have built mathematical models for estimation of resources, utilization and reliability parameters. The proposed scheme is exhaustively tested by simulation and analyzed with varying commuters’ arrival rates, number of vehicles, number of requests, and different values of reliability parameters. The proposed scheme’s results (analytical, simulation and comparison) show the reliabiltiy, accuracy and real time deployability.


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  • Accession Number: 01787754
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 11 2021 3:21PM