Agent-Based Mobility Simulation for Potential Cost and Benefits of Subscription Services with Associated Cost Structures

This study aims to present a method to analyze the problems that arise from the increasing use of shared mobility systems to solve the current problems of congestion. The use of shared and/or autonomous vehicles (SAVs) is beneficial since it could reduce the number of vehicles on the roads. On the other hand, the increased usage of SAVs to fulfill the same transportation needs would affect the total life of those vehicles. Current cost models are based on average values and life cycles of 15?years; they may not be useful in the case of increased daily travel miles of vehicles when subscription-based shared mobility systems become prevalent. In this paper, we present a comprehensive framework which considers the interactions of new cost structures and the system performance under new mobility schemes. This paper envisions the scenarios that will exemplify the importance of considering the changing costs because of the increased mileage of vehicles. Cost functions are properly designed to assess the new scenarios, a pricing scheme is introduced from the service provider’s point of view to adjust the demand for the services and the profits, an agent-based simulation platform is presented, and a framework is demonstrated to consider the interactions and optimize the system.


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  • Accession Number: 01887079
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2023 9:23AM