EURO2013

Parking Reservations in Shared Mobility Systems

Invited abstract in session MC-12: Shared Mobility Systems 2, stream Transportation and Logistics .

Area: Location, Logistics, Transportation

Monday, 12:30-14:00
Room: G5-4

Authors (first author is the speaker)

1. Mor Kaspi
Industrial Engineering, Tel-Aviv University
2. Tal Raviv
Department of Industrial Engineering , Tel Aviv University
3. Michal Tzur
Industrial Engineering, Tel Aviv University

Abstract

We propose improving the performance of bike and car sharing systems by the incorporation of reservation policies. In particular, we study a parking space reservation policy in which the users are required to state their destination upon rental of the vehicle and the system reserves a parking space for them. A Markovian model of the system is formulated. Using this model, we prove that under reasonable demand rates, this policy will improve the performance of the system. This result is confirmed via extensive simulation study of large realistic systems.

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Status: accepted


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