A Study of Spatiotemporal Distribution of Mobility-On-Demand in Generating Pick-Up/Drop-Offs Location Placement

Ryan K. Gunawan, Susilawati Susilawati
2021 Smart Cities  
The location placement of pick-up/drop-offs of ride hailing usually only considers spatial distribution within a certain area. Previous studies often mapped out the potential hotspots for pick-up/drop-offs, benefitting the ride-hailing company and not considering the passengers. Therefore, in this study, we incorporated the spatiotemporal distribution of mobility-on-demand on generating pick-up/drop-off location placement using a genetic algorithm considering the walking distance and minimum
more » ... ance and minimum demand data served within the radius. The data collected are analyzed through the clustering method, and the resulting cluster centers are fed into the location optimization algorithm. The genetic algorithm is used to optimize the location placement with the consideration of the user's walking distance and demand. The algorithm is able to find an appropriate placement and determine reliable pick-up/drop-off stations within the study area based on observed spatiotemporal demand despite the difference in demand distribution through different time periods.
doi:10.3390/smartcities4020038 fatcat:gibbwafgkjfadkfw2gook2lrqa