Ride-sharing with advanced air mobility

In this project, we will investigate ride-sharing service using air and ground vehicles to improve efficiency and mobility in the transportation system of a metropolitan area. We will design and evaluate ride-sharing schemes that can potentially reduce the time and economical cost on urban commuters, increase the revenue of the transportation service provider, and boost local economics. Activities in the proposed project will include the development of a comprehensive mathematical model for the autonomous aerial ride-sharing service that capture the new characteristics in the futuristic ride-sharing system and the key components of related costs. Based on the new ride-sharing model, a distributed computational framework will be developed to accommodate the large problem size for practical real-time ride-sharing recommendations. Lastly, a resilient variant of the distributed computational algorithm will be proposed and analyzed to mitigate systematic uncertainty and/or cyberattack in the ride-sharing system.

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    • The project will produce the following outcomes. The plan to transition and implement these outcomes include both conference/journal publication and sharing computational models and algorithms. • A mathematical model for rideshare in advanced air mobility. • A resilient and distributed optimization scheme that mitigates system uncertainties and/or cyberattacks. • Publications: The modeling and optimization scheme will be presented at a relevant transportation conference.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $100,000 ($50,000 CCAT, $50,000 Purdue)
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Center for Connected and Automated Transportation

    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Connected and Automated Transportation

    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109

    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, Michigan  United States  48109
  • Project Managers:

    Tucker-Thomas, Dawn

    Bezzina, Debra

  • Performing Organizations:

    Purdue University

    701 West Stadium Avenue
    Armstrong Hall of Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-2045
  • Principal Investigators:

    DeLaurentis, Daniel

    Sun, Dengfeng

  • Start Date: 20210101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220930
  • Actual Completion Date: 20240206
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Subprogram: Research

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01768302
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Connected and Automated Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747105
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 26 2021 4:53PM