Sustainable Passenger Transportation: Dynamic Ride-Sharing

33 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2010

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Niels Agatz

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

Alan Erera

Georgia Institute of Technology - The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE)

Martin Savelsbergh

Georgia Institute of Technology - College of Engineering

Xing Wang

Georgia Institute of Technology - The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE)

Date Written: 25 2010 2,

Abstract

Ride-share systems, which aim to bring together travelers with similar itineraries and time schedules, may provide significant societal and environmental benefits by reducing the number of cars used for personal travel and improving the utilization of available seat capacity. Effective and efficient optimization technology that matches drivers and riders in real-time is one of the necessary components for a successful ride-share system. We formally define dynamic ride-sharing and outline the optimization challenges that arise when developing technology to support ride-sharing. We hope that this paper will encourage more research by the transportation science and logistics community in this exciting, emerging area of public transportation.

Keywords: ride-sharing, dynamic, passenger transportation, carpool, sustainability

JEL Classification: M11, R4, M

Suggested Citation

Agatz, Niels A.H. and Erera, Alan and Savelsbergh, Martin and Wang, Xing, Sustainable Passenger Transportation: Dynamic Ride-Sharing (25 2010 2,). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2010-010-LIS, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1568676

Niels A.H. Agatz (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) ( email )

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Alan Erera

Georgia Institute of Technology - The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) ( email )

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United States

Martin Savelsbergh

Georgia Institute of Technology - College of Engineering ( email )

Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

Xing Wang

Georgia Institute of Technology - The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) ( email )

765 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0205
United States

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