April 19, 2018 - Dr. Mahdieh Allahviranloo - Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, City College of New York
A Fractionally Owned Autonomous Vehicle Fleet Sizing Problem
We study an autonomous transport service for population where users buy future time slots in which they are guaranteed service. The problem is solved using a bilevel fleet sizing-vehicle routing-time slot pricing model, sensitive to users’ activity scheduling decisions in the lower level. The work integrates the preferences of population its impacts on the design of an optimum operative system. The values of willingness to pay and the reservation of vehicles among users depends on the fleet size and routing/scheduling results obtained from the upper level model, where spatial temporal distribution of the demand for ride by users impacts the solution to fleet sizing problem.