Journal article

Dynamic Ridesharing in Peak Travel Periods

H Luo, Z Bao, FM Choudhury, JS Culpepper

IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) | Published : 2021


In this paper, we propose and study a variant of the dynamic ridesharing problem with a specific focus on peak hours: Given a set of drivers and a set of rider requests, we aim to match drivers to each rider request by achieving two objectives: maximizing the served rate and minimizing the total additional distance, subject to a series of spatio-temporal constraints. Our problem can be distinguished from existing ridesharing solutions in three aspects: (1) Previous work did not fully explore the impact of peak travel periods where the number of rider requests is much greater than the number of available drivers. (2) Existing ridesharing solutions usually rely on single objective optimization..

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