EVALUATION OF TAXI SYSTEMS BY THE USE OF SIMULATION

UTVAERDERING AV OLIKA TAXISYSTEMS PRESTANDA GENOM SIMULERING

The purpose of this project was to establish, through computer simulation, the savings that can be made by introducing sharing of taxis. The simulated taxi systems act in a city during peak hours. Two systems with the same type of computer allocated trips were simulated, one system with shared taxi and another without. To examine the accuracy needed in the vehicle locator, some different degrees of accuracy have been simulated. An attempt to simulate the present taxi system was also made. The simulations have shown that a system with organized shared riding manages to serve a given amount of customers with a considerably lower number of vehicles than the corresponding system without shared riding. To serve the simulated amount of customers (about 1400 trips per hour) the systems used the following number of vehicles: shared taxi - 320, un-shared taxi - 410, present system - 500. In addition, the vehicles in the system with shared taxi will drive a shorter total distance. This will mean a decreased fuel consumption. The following driving times for the vehicles were obtained (in hours per 1000 trips): shared taxi - 223, un-shared taxi - 253 and present system - 300. Vehicle localization accuracy ranged from 0 to plus or minus 500 M. The effect of different inaccuracies was hardly noticeable compared with precise localization. /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: 1977-4

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189228
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report R77-01 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1981 12:00AM