Journal article

Congestion-Aware Ride-Sharing

Oscar Correa, AKM Mustafizur Rahman Khan, Egemen Tanin, Lars Kulik, Kotagiri Ramamohanarao

ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems | Association for Computing Machinery | Published : 2019

Abstract

In its current form, ride-sharing is responsible for a small fraction of traffic load compared to other transportation modes, especially private vehicles. As its benefits became more evident, and obstacles, e.g., lack of liability legislation, that may hinder its larger scale adoption are being overcome, ride-sharing will be a more common mode of transportation. In particular, autonomous vehicles (AVs) are showing their proficiency on the roads, which may also catalyze ride-sharing ubiquity. For example, while an AV owner is at work, he may find it appealing to offer his AV as a service or rent it to Uber so that the vehicle serves others’ transportation requests. Furthermore, this disruptiv..

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