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Main Title: Autonomous Taxicabs in Berlin – A Spatiotemporal Analysis of Service Performance
Author(s): Bischoff, Joschka
Maciejewski, Michał
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Autonomous taxi (AT) fleets have the potential to take over a significant amount of traffic handled nowadays by conventionally driven vehicles (CDV). In this paper, we simulate a city-wide replacement of private cars with AT fleets of various sizes. The simulation model comprises microscopic demand for all private car trips in Berlin (including incoming and outgoing traffic), out of which the internal ones are exclusively served by ATs. With a fleet of 100,000 vehicles the city will be served at an appropriate level of service. Waiting times for an AT will generally be higher in the outskirts where the distance in between rides is higher. Additional traffic originating from ATs driving empty to pick up the next customer is here also expected to be considerably higher. Further results also suggest that a reduction of the service area to cover only the city center might be more efficient and that additional demand for AT services by people switching from public transit needs to be met by a proportionally bigger fleet size.
Issue Date: 2016
Date Available: 26-Nov-2018
DDC Class: 380 Handel, Kommunikation, Verkehr
Subject(s): autonomous vehicle
autonomous taxi
fleet size
large-scale taxi simulation
Journal Title: Transportation Research Procedia
Publisher: Elsevier
Publisher Place: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Volume: 19
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2016.12.078
Page Start: 176
Page End: 186
ISSN: 2352-1465
Appears in Collections:FG Verkehrssystemplanung und Verkehrstelematik » Publications

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