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Peer-to-peer shared ride systems

Yun Hui Wu, Lin Jie Guan, Stephan Winter

Lecture Notes in Computer Science | SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN | Published : 2008


Shared ride systems match the travel demand of transport clients with the supply by vehicles, or hosts, such that the clients find rides to their destinations. A peer-to-peer shared ride system allows clients to find rides in an ad-hoc manner, by negotiating directly with nearby hosts via radio-based communication. Such a peer-to-peer shared ride system has to deal with various types of hosts, such as private cars and mass transit vehicles. Their different behaviors affect the negotiation process, and consequently the travel choices. In this paper, we present and discuss a model of a peer-to-peer shared ride system with different types of agents. The behavior of the model is investigated in ..

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