Thesis defence X. Liang: taxi systems

30 September 2019 12:30 - Location: Aula, TU Delft - By: webredactie

Planning and Operation of Automated Taxi Systems. Promotor: B. van Arem (CiTG).

In recent years, technology development has accelerated the future roll-out of vehicle automation. An automated vehicle (AV), also known as a driverless car and a self-driving car is an advanced type of vehicle that can drive itself on existing roads. A possible area of application for AVs is public transport. The concept of automated taxis (ATs) is supposed to offer a seamless door-to-door service within a city area for all passengers. With automation technology maturing, we may be able to see the situation in which hundreds or even thousands of ATs will be on the road replacing private vehicles accounting for the majority of people’s daily trips. The objective of this thesis is to contribute to the planning and operational strategies that these AT systems should follow in order to satisfy mobility demand. This thesis uses mathematical optimization to address the above research problems. It aims to find the best available values of the objective function and the corresponding values of the problem input. Then we applied the proposed models to the case study city of Delft, the Netherlands, and obtained the optimal results for the system operation. This provides an insight into the quantitative benefits for relevant stakeholders when implementing ATs in urban mobility.

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