Valuing vehicle rebalancing in free-float carsharing systems

This project will build on prior C2SMART work to develop a tool for calculating the expected profit impacts of relocating vehicles in a free-float carsharing system. Key innovations are: (1) combining macro-scale and micro-scale relocations, and (2) considering expected profit over multiple subsequent trips, rather than just the next trip. Methods resulting from this work can increase the efficiency of use of carsharing vehicles, and increase profitability of operating a carsharing system.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $123750
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747124

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      University of Washington, Seattle

      Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
      201 More Hall, Box 352700
      Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700

      BMW ReachNow

      Seattle, Washington  United States 

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Connected Cities for Smart Mobility towards Accessible and Resilient Transportation Center (C2SMART)

      New York University
      Tandon School of Engineering
      Brooklyn, NY  United States 
    • Performing Organizations:

      Connected Cities for Smart Mobility towards Accessible and Resilient Transportation Center (C2SMART)

      New York University
      Tandon School of Engineering
      Brooklyn, NY  United States 

      University of Washington, Seattle

      Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
      201 More Hall, Box 352700
      Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700
    • Principal Investigators:

      MacKenzie, Don

    • Start Date: 20190301
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200229
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01705182
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Connected Cities for Smart Mobility towards Accessible and Resilient Transportation Center (C2SMART)
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747124
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 22 2019 11:05AM