COMPUTER SIMULATION OF SHARED TAXI SYSTEMS

DATORSIMULERING AV SAMAAKNINGSSYTEM FOER TAXI

The purpose of this project has been to develop the model used in a previous project for shared taxi rides, (report r77-01) and to establish through computer simulation the savings that can be made by shared taxi rides. In order to make a shared taxi system efficient a central traffic control is needed. The traffic control receives all requests for taxi services, allocates trips and dispatches the cars. To determine what savings are made by the shared taxi system and what by the central traffic control, a corresponding taxi system without shared riding was simulated. To serve the present number of customers in a large city (400000 inhabitants), it was found that the system would manage with about half as many cars as today. For a smaller town, the savings were not as large. The total driving time was reduced by 30 percent in the shared taxi system, compared with the present system. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

    Institutionen foer Reglerteknik, Fack
    S-402 20 Goeteborg 5,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • ANDERSSON, H
    • Almen, K G
    • Otteblad, A
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300968
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rapport R78-03 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1981 12:00AM