Title: Modelling and simulating a dynamic carpooling system for improving citizens mobility

Authors: Ana Peleteiro; Juan C. Burguillo; Marcelo Armendáriz; Gérald Arnould; Djamel Khadraoui

Addresses: Department of Telematic Engineering, University of Vigo, 36310-Vigo, Spain. ' Department of Telematic Engineering, University of Vigo, 36310-Vigo, Spain. ' Department of Telematic Engineering, University of Vigo, 36310-Vigo, Spain. ' CRP Henri Tudor, 29, Avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Kirchberg, Luxembourg. ' CRP Henri Tudor, 29, Avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Kirchberg, Luxembourg

Abstract: The wireless traffic safety network between cars (WiSafeCar) project aims at increasing the performance and reliability of the wireless transport and to provide traffic safety improvements. Within the context of this project, we have designed a dynamic carpooling system that will optimise the transport utilisation by the ride sharing among people who usually cover the same route. An initial and quick prototype of the system has been developed by using NetLogo. The information obtained from this simulator will be used to study the functioning of the clearing services, the current business models and to propose new ones. The first results seem encouraging in the sense that traffic decreases substantially, and the users have many economical advantages thanks to the sharing of costs which allows the individuals to retrench expenses and to contribute to the use of green technologies.

Keywords: carpooling; mobility; simulation; mobile communications; modelling; wireless networks; traffic safety; vehicle safety; transport utilisation; ride sharing; clearing services; business models; green technology; cost sharing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSC.2012.049998

International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing, 2012 Vol.2 No.4, pp.209 - 221

Available online: 22 Oct 2012 *

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