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Title: Framework for automated taxi operation : the family model
Authors: Kümmel, Michal
Busch, Fritz
Wang, David Zhi Wei
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Civil engineering
Automated Vehicles
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Kümmel, M., Busch, F., & Wang, D. Z. W. (2017). Framework for automated taxi operation : the family model. Transportation Research Procedia, 22, 529-540. doi:10.1016/j.trpro.2017.03.071
Series/Report no.: Transportation Research Procedia
Abstract: Replacement of conventional taxis by automated vehicles will challenge taxi operation in many ways. Decisions made by taxi drivers will be substituted by an integrated scheduling system that also manages the non-revenue generating activities such as vehicle pre-allocation, recharging and service trips. In order to tackle this challenge, this study introduces a theoretical framework for autonomous vehicles based on the model of a family. The family model decomposes the complexity of scheduling for automated vehicle fleets. It allows vehicles to negotiate among them in a decentralized fashion and at the same time it allows the fleet manager to set fleet priorities and to pre-allocate vehicles in locations of expected future demand. Furthermore, it proposes a transparent framework for communication with service providers. Moreover, this study discusses selected opportunities and challenges of automated vehicle fleets.
ISSN: 2352-1465
DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2017.03.071
Rights: © 2017 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
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