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FLEXIBLE MOBILITY-ON-DEMAND

Team: Bilge Atasoy, Xiang Song, Moshe Ben-Akiva

We introduce and analyze an innovative transportation system called Flexible Mobility on Demand (FMOD) which provides a menu of optimized travel options in real-time. This menu consists of different modes with varying level of service including mini-bus, shared-taxi and taxi. In order to analyze FMOD, a modeling framework is developed that integrates scheduling, routing, assortment optimization and choice modeling methodologies. Simulation experiments are conducted for Hino city in Tokyo with different number of vehicles in the fleet.

Publications:

  1. Atasoy, B., Ikeda, T., Song, X., & Ben-Akiva, M. E. (2015). The concept and impact analysis of a flexible mobility on demand system. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 56, 373-392.

  2. Atasoy, B., Ikeda, T., & Ben-Akiva, M. E. (2015). Optimizing a flexible mobility on demand system. Transportation Research Record, 2563(1), 76-85.

  3. Ikeda, T., Ben-Akiva, M. E., & Atasoy, B. (2020). U.S. Patent No. 10,628,758. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

  4. Atasoy, B., Ikeda, T., & Ben-Akiva, M. E. (2016). An Innovative Concept for Paratransit: Flexible Mobility on Demand', Paratransit: Shaping the Flexible Transport Future (Transport and Sustainability, Volume 8).