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Conference Paper: Influence of real-time information provision to vacant taxi drivers on taxi system performance

TitleInfluence of real-time information provision to vacant taxi drivers on taxi system performance
Authors
KeywordsPublic transport
Taxi
Information provision
Customer-searching strategy
Issue Date2010
Citation
The 12th World Conference of Transport Research (WCTR 2010), Lisbon, Portugal, 11-15 July 2010. How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper assumes that all taxi drivers adopt a profit maximization strategy when searching for customers. Some taxi drivers are provided with real-time information on customer and taxi queue lengths at all taxi stands while others have no information at all. The questions to be investigated are: (1) will equipped taxi drivers earn a higher profit compared to the uninformed taxi drivers? (2) What is the impact of real-time information provision to a portion of all the taxi drivers on the overall taxi system performance? To find answers to these questions, a case study is conducted by assuming a hypothetical linear city with a single city centre, ten taxi stands and twenty residential zones. A discrete-event dynamic simulation model is adopted to simulate the movements of taxis and to estimate various taxi system performance characteristics, such as taxi operation profit and customer waiting time. The time period simulated is a 3-hour morning commune. The taxi fleet size, fare structure, taxi operation cost and customer demand pattern are all assumed given. The simulation model is used to investigate the variation of taxi system performance with the proportion of informed taxi drivers in the taxi fleet.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/124245

 

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dc.contributor.authorShi, Wen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTong, COen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, SCen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T10:23:15Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-31T10:23:15Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 12th World Conference of Transport Research (WCTR 2010), Lisbon, Portugal, 11-15 July 2010.en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/124245-
dc.description.abstractThis paper assumes that all taxi drivers adopt a profit maximization strategy when searching for customers. Some taxi drivers are provided with real-time information on customer and taxi queue lengths at all taxi stands while others have no information at all. The questions to be investigated are: (1) will equipped taxi drivers earn a higher profit compared to the uninformed taxi drivers? (2) What is the impact of real-time information provision to a portion of all the taxi drivers on the overall taxi system performance? To find answers to these questions, a case study is conducted by assuming a hypothetical linear city with a single city centre, ten taxi stands and twenty residential zones. A discrete-event dynamic simulation model is adopted to simulate the movements of taxis and to estimate various taxi system performance characteristics, such as taxi operation profit and customer waiting time. The time period simulated is a 3-hour morning commune. The taxi fleet size, fare structure, taxi operation cost and customer demand pattern are all assumed given. The simulation model is used to investigate the variation of taxi system performance with the proportion of informed taxi drivers in the taxi fleet.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofWorld Conference of Transport Research-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectPublic transport-
dc.subjectTaxi-
dc.subjectInformation provision-
dc.subjectCustomer-searching strategy-
dc.titleInfluence of real-time information provision to vacant taxi drivers on taxi system performanceen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailTong, CO: cotong@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, SC: hhecwsc@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityTong, CO=rp00178en_HK
dc.identifier.authorityWong, SC=rp00191en_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.hkuros176328en_HK
dc.description.otherThe 12th World Conference of Transport Research (WCTR 2010), Lisbon, Portugal, 11-15 July 2010.-

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