Microscopic Traffic Simulation Based Dispatch Modeling for Taxi Booking Service
This paper presents a study of taxi booking service in Singapore using a microscopic traffic simulation model embedded with a link-to-link shortest path algorithm. A novel trip-chaining strategy for taxi booking based on a customized algorithm of Pickup and Delivery Problem with Time Window (PDPTW) was proposed. The idea is to chain several bookings with demand time points which are spread out within a reasonable period of time, and with each pick-up point coinciding with or being within close proximity to the previous drop-off location. Based on the simulation results, the proposed system has the potential to improve the taxi booking service currently operating in Singapore.
H. Wang et al., "Microscopic Traffic Simulation Based Dispatch Modeling for Taxi Booking Service", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 187, pp. 677-682, 2011