Conference Proceedings

Autonomous car and ride sharing: flexible road trains

N Agatz, A Bazzan, R KUTADINATA, C Mattfeld, M Sester, S Winter, O Wolfson, M Ali (ed.), S Newsam (ed.), S Ravada (ed.), M Renz (ed.), G Trajcevski (ed.)

Association for Computing Machinery | Published : 2016


Since in many cities transport infrastructure is operating at or beyond capacity, novel approaches to organize urban mobility are gaining attraction. However, assessing the benefits of a measure that has disruptive capacity in a complex system requires a carefully designed research. This paper takes a recent idea for urban mobility - exible road trains - and illustrates the computational and research challenges of realizing its full potential and describing its social, ecological and economical impact.

University of Melbourne Researchers