12. Efficient relocation schemes in car-sharing systems
Responsable(s) :
Martin Repoux, Mor Kaspi, Nikolas Geroliminis
Description :
Car-sharing (also known as shared-use vehicle) system is a new model for car rental in which people rent cars for short periods of time. It is an attractive alternative to the people who make only occasional use of a vehicle because of its cost-effectiveness and environmental/friendliness. In addition to that, it has several benefits to the society such as reduction in congestion, pollution, demand for parking spaces and incentive to drive less. Most car-sharing systems work in a round-trip impose the users to return the vehicle where it had been rented from. This eases system management on the operator's side but limits its attractiveness from the customer's point of view. In this project, the implementation of a cost-effective operation strategy of a one-way car sharing system will be explored. Proposed content is the following but may be discussed: - Data analysis from the Autobleue car-sharing system in Nice (France) to understand critical features on mobility and demand characteristics in order to point the important issues that the operator faces. - Propose and implement different relocation and system management strategies to efficiently operate the system under stochastic demand and different scenarios. These strategies will imply the formulation of optimization problems which efficiency will be tested through a simulation built in a previous PdM.
Collaboration with:
Type :
semester project
Pré-requis :
Some OR knowledge, computer programming skills (The simulator is built in C# (object-oriented). Programming knowledge should be enough to understand and develop the strategies in the simulator)
Submitted on :
August 18, 2016