Rebalancing and Fleet Sizing of Mobility-on-Demand Networks with Combined Simulation, Optimization and Queueing Network Analysis

Conference contribution
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Bazan P, Djanatliev A, Lauer C, Pruckner M, German R
Editor(s): M. Rabe, A. A. Juan, N. Mustafee, A. Skoogh, S. Jain, and B. Johansson
Publisher: IEEE Press
Publishing place: Piscataway, NJ, USA
Publication year: 2018
Conference Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the 2018 Winter Simulation Conference
Pages range: 1527-1538
ISBN: 978-1-5386-6572-5
ISSN: 1558-4305
Language: English


Abstract

Car rental companies have to operate the fleet of vehicles considering a
cost effective fleet sizing and rebalancing of the vehicles.
Additionally, they have to ensure a good vehicle availability at the
rental stations. We present a simulation model combined with
optimization and queueing network analysis for mobility-on-demand
networks with one-way car sharing. The system is modeled as a closed
queueing network. On the one hand, this allows an estimation of the
vehicle availability; on the other hand, constraints for the
optimization model can be derived from the mathematical equations of the
queuing network model. To optimize the total revenue, the optimization
model considers price incentives for customer trips and cost of empty
trips resulting in a mixed-integer linear programming problem. The
simulation uses the optimization component for an optimized operation of
the mobility-on-demand networks and computes the optimal fleet size,
the cost of empty runs, and the vehicle availability.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Bazan, Peter Dr.-Ing.
Computer Science 7 (Computer Networks and Communication Systems)
Djanatliev, Anatoli Dr.-Ing.
Computer Science 7 (Computer Networks and Communication Systems)
German, Reinhard Prof. Dr.
Computer Science 7 (Computer Networks and Communication Systems)
Lauer, Christoph
Computer Science 7 (Computer Networks and Communication Systems)
Pruckner, Marco Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Juniorprofessur für Energieinformatik


Research Fields

Connected Mobility
Computer Science 7 (Computer Networks and Communication Systems)


How to cite

APA:
Bazan, P., Djanatliev, A., Lauer, C., Pruckner, M., & German, R. (2018). Rebalancing and Fleet Sizing of Mobility-on-Demand Networks with Combined Simulation, Optimization and Queueing Network Analysis. In M. Rabe, A. A. Juan, N. Mustafee, A. Skoogh, S. Jain, and B. Johansson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2018 Winter Simulation Conference (pp. 1527-1538). Göteborg, SE: Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE Press.

MLA:
Bazan, Peter, et al. "Rebalancing and Fleet Sizing of Mobility-on-Demand Networks with Combined Simulation, Optimization and Queueing Network Analysis." Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference 2018 (WSC 2018), Göteborg Ed. M. Rabe, A. A. Juan, N. Mustafee, A. Skoogh, S. Jain, and B. Johansson, Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE Press, 2018. 1527-1538.

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