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Activity-based ridesharing: Increasing flexibility by time geography

Y Wang, R KUTADINATA, S Winter, M Ali (ed.), S Newsaw (ed.), S Ravada (ed.), M Renz (ed.), G Trajcevski (ed.)

ACM | Published : 2016

Abstract

Ridesharing is an emerging travel mode that reduces the total amount of traffic on the road by combining people's travels together. While present ridesharing algorithms are tripbased, this paper aims to achieve significantly higher matching chances by a novel, activity-based algorithm. The algorithm expands the potential destination choice set by considering alternative destinations that are within given spacetime budgets and would provide a similar activity function as the originals. In order to address the increased combinatorial complexity of trip chains, the paper introduces an efficient space-time filter on the foundations of time geography to search for accessible resources. Globally o..

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