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Shifts in perspective: Operational aspects in (non-) autonomous ride-pooling simulations

Abstract : In this article, we simulate and evaluate the operational challenges of non-autonomous ridepooling systems through driver shifts and breaks and compare their capacity and efficiency to automated on-demand services. We introduce shift and break schedules and a new hub return logic to perform the respective tasks at different types of vehicle hubs. This way, currently operating on-demand services are modelled more realistically and the efficiency gains of such services through autonomous vehicles are quantified. The results suggest that operational challenges substantially limit the ride-pooling capacity in terms of served rides with a given number of vehicles. While results largely depend on the chosen shift plan, the presented operational factors should be considered for the assessment of current operational real-world services. The contribution of this study is threefold-from a technical perspective, it is shown that the explicit simulation of operational constraints of current services is crucial to assess ride-pooling services. From a policy perspective, the study shows the potential of future autonomous services in direct comparison with non-autonomous services. Lastly, the paper adds to the literature a realistic ride-pooling simulation use case based on observed real-world demand and shift data.
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Submitted on : Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 6:25:14 PM
Last modification on : Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 8:34:05 AM
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Nico Kuehnel, Felix Zwick, Sebastian Hörl. Shifts in perspective: Operational aspects in (non-) autonomous ride-pooling simulations. 2021. ⟨hal-03237812⟩



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