The solution of the vehicle uneven distribution problem is an important issue in one-way car sharing. Although the existing method has tried to solve the problem by efficient vehicle movement by the operating company, there was a problem of cost. Therefore, as a new approach, we propose a method of requesting a potential user to move a vehicle. This proposal is set as a problem to maximize the number of required trips while reducing the number of request trips. As a result of evaluating by simulation to verify the effectiveness of the proposed method, even if the acceptance rate of the request trip was 20%, the acceptance rate of the request trip improved by 17%. In addition, in order to examine potential users to be requested, real data of Park 24 Co., Ltd. was analyzed. As a result, we found that there are 5 patterns (regular, 2 way, distributed, local, 1 route) as usage patterns. We also considered that usage patterns of users to be requested are distributed type and local type. The contribution of this research is to propose a new approach to solve the vehicle uneven distribution problem and to discuss not only simulation but also real data analysis.
|Translated title of the contribution||A Solution of Vehicle Unevenness Problem by Potential Users toward a Realization of One-Way Car Sharing|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 15 2019|