A Stochastic Model for Car-Sharing Systems

Abstract : Vehicle-sharing systems are becoming important for urban transportation. In these systems, users arrive at a station, pick up a vehicle, use it for a while and then return it to another station of their choice. Depending on the type of system, there might be a possibility to book vehicles before picking-up and/or a parking space at the chosen arrival station. Each station has a finite capacity and cannot host more vehicles and reserved parking spaces than its capacity. We propose a stochastic model for an homogeneous car-sharing system with possibility to reserve a parking space at the arrival station when picking-up a car. We compute the performance of the system and the optimal fleet size according to a specific metric. It differs from a similar model for bike-sharing systems because of reservation that induces complexity, especially when traffic increases.
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Christine Fricker, Cédric Bourdais. A Stochastic Model for Car-Sharing Systems. 2015. ⟨hal-01203803⟩

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