TSL presents - Models for Dynamic Ridesharing

When:  Dec 2, 2022 from 10:30 to 11:30 (ET)
Recent technological developments such as GPS, mobile devices and increases in data storage and computation capacity have greatly enhanced the communication capabilities of travelers, facilitating ridesharing in real-time. However, instead of a growth in dynamic ridesharing, which would make use of the unused vehicle capacity already moving on the roads, these technological capabilities have caused the emergence of large e-hailing services. It therefore becomes important to better understand the challenges in promoting ridesharing use. In this talk we plan to discuss some of the important barriers for widespread dynamic ridesharing adoption, reviewing relevant research on new vehicle routing models, cost sharing mechanisms, and planning models that incorporate ridesharing.