A study of human mobility behavior dynamics: A perspective of a single vehicle with taxi

In this paper, the authors first research on the distance distribution of human mobility with single vehicle based on the driving data from a taxi company in South China. Different from conventional exponential distribution, the authors discover the mobility distance with taxi follows power-law distribution. Further, they proposed a model which may explain the mechanism for the power-law distribution: mobility distance is constrained by time and fare. Specifically, the relationship between fare and mobility distance follows piecewise function, and responds to individual sensitivity; the relationship between time and mobility distance follows significant logarithmic relationship. These two factors, especially the logarithmic relationship between time and mobility distance, may contribute to a power-law distribution instead of an exponential one. Finally, with a simulation model, the authors verify the significant power-law distribution of human mobility behavioral distance with a single vehicle, by supplementing factors of waiting time and fare.


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  • Accession Number: 01597506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 2016 9:17AM