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Main Title: Impact assessment of autonomous DRT systems
Author(s): Bischoff, Joschka
Führer, Karoline
Maciejewski, Michał
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: The market entrance of shared autonomous vehicles (SAV) may have disruptive effects on current transport systems and may lead to their total transformation. For many small and medium-sized cities, a full replacement of public transport services by these systems seems to be possible. For a transport system operator, such a system requires a bigger fleet of vehicles than before, however, vehicles are less expensive and fewer staff is needed for the actual operation. In this paper, we are using a simulation-based approach to evaluate the service quality and operating cost of a demand responsive transit (DRT) system for the city of Cottbus (100 000 inhabitants), Germany. The simulation model used is based on an existing MATSim model of the region that depicts a typical work day. Results suggest, that the current public transport system may be replaced by a system of 300 to 400 DRT vehicles, depending on their operational mode. Compared to previous, schedule based public transport, passengers do not need to transfer, and their overall travel times may be reduced significantly. Results for the cost comparison are preliminary, but results suggest that an autonomous DRT system is not necessarily more expensive than the current public transport system.
Issue Date: 28-Nov-2019
Date Available: 25-Feb-2020
DDC Class: 380 Handel, Kommunikation, Verkehr
006 Spezielle Computerverfahren
Subject(s): Mobility as a Service
demand responsive transport
shared autonomous vehicles
public transport
Journal Title: Transportation Research Procedia
Publisher: Elsevier
Publisher Place: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Volume: 41
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2019.09.074
Page Start: 440
Page End: 446
ISSN: 2352-1465
Appears in Collections:FG Verkehrssystemplanung und Verkehrstelematik » Publications

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