Implementation and Evaluation of an On-Demand Bus System

Sevket Gökay, Andreas Heuvels, Robin Rogner, Karl-Heinz Krempels

Abstract

This work aims to develop and evaluate a dynamic bus system which abandons the concepts of a traditional bus service like bus line, bus station and timetable. The resulting system supports bringing customers from any location to any location, has a fleet of buses the routes of which are updated repeatedly as requests arrive and are accepted, and employs time windows in order to guarantee the desired pick-up and drop-off times of customers. We propose a technical realization and evaluate its effectiveness by running simulations in which traditional and dynamic systems are compared. Even though the operational cost and financial efficiency from a bus service provider’s perspective is not the focus of this evaluation, the preliminary results show that both the provider and the customers might benefit from an on-demand dynamic system. We also hint at the feasibility of such a system in not only low-demand rural areas, but also high-demand urban regions.

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Gökay S., Heuvels A., Rogner R. and Krempels K. (2017). Implementation and Evaluation of an On-Demand Bus System . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS, ISBN 978-989-758-242-4, pages 217-227. DOI: 10.5220/0006300102170227


in Bibtex Style

@conference{vehits17,
author={Sevket Gökay and Andreas Heuvels and Robin Rogner and Karl-Heinz Krempels},
title={Implementation and Evaluation of an On-Demand Bus System},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS,},
year={2017},
pages={217-227},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006300102170227},
isbn={978-989-758-242-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS,
TI - Implementation and Evaluation of an On-Demand Bus System
SN - 978-989-758-242-4
AU - Gökay S.
AU - Heuvels A.
AU - Rogner R.
AU - Krempels K.
PY - 2017
SP - 217
EP - 227
DO - 10.5220/0006300102170227