Journal article

Personalized Public Transportation: A Mobility Model and Its Application to Melbourne

Arun Vishwanath, Heng-Soon Gan, Shivkumar Kalyanaraman, Stephan Winter, Iven Mareels

IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

This paper explores a vision for urban and suburban transportation for cities such as Melbourne, Australia. Termed Personalized Public Transportation, it builds upon recent trends in vehicle sharing, electric vehicles, mobile payments and cloud computing. The goal is to build on the best of the worlds of private and public transportation. Private transportation offers ownership, comfort and convenience, but is higher cost, and subject to externalities (traffic jams, pollution, etc.). Public transportation is efficient, cheaper and has lower energy/carbon footprint, but usually has a last-mile problem (access) and low spatio-temporal coverage in suburbia. We envisage a future model of leasing..

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