Combining Simulation and Optimisation to Design Reliable Transportation Services with Autonomous Fleets

The authors develop and investigate reliable services for autonomous freight and passenger transport in urban areas. The authors consider the individual requirements of travelers for reliable arrival times. To ensure these in an environment of congested urban traffic networks, the authors investigate how much buffer needed while avoiding excessive idle times. Using the traffic simulation MATSim, the authors derive time-dependent travel times, integrate them into offline buffer planning, and evaluate the resulting tours. The authors implement and compare the use of standard deviation and an adapted linear programming model to define buffers and to enable more reliable transportation services at affordable costs.


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  • Accession Number: 01765070
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 2021 4:10PM