Markov-based redistribution policy model for future urban mobility networks

Mikhail Volkov, Javed Aslam, Daniela Rus
2012 2012 15th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems  
In this paper we present a Markov-based urban transportation model that captures the operation of a fleet of taxis in response to incident customer arrivals throughout the city. We consider three different evaluation criteria: (1) minimizing the number of transportation resources for urban planning; (2) minimizing fuel consumption for the drivers; and (3) minimizing customer waiting time increase the overall quality of service. We present a practical policy and evaluate it by comparing against
more » ... he actual observed redistribution of taxi drivers in Singapore. We show through simulation that our proposed policy is stable and improves substantially upon the default unmanaged redistribution of taxi drivers in Singapore with respect to the three evaluation criteria.
doi:10.1109/itsc.2012.6338848 dblp:conf/itsc/VolkovAR12 fatcat:gqloutd5brb7tloefszqkxm4ju