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Worldwide carsharing use has grown considerably in recent years. The traditional station-based operation model - where a car needs to be picked-up and returned at the same station - is no longer the only one offered. One-way carsharing, after some unsuccessful experiments in the past, is being offered again and free-floating carsharing is gaining quickly more and more users. From a modelling standpoint, the main challenge is to develop suitable models for simulating different kinds of carsharing operations. The work presented in this paper makes use of the multi-agent simulation tool (MATSim) - which was used in the previous work on carsharing, to model round-based and one-way carsharing for the metropolitan area of the city of Zurich. Main findings show the big opportunity of expanding a carsharing service in Switzerland and a complementarity of these two carsharing alternatives. Moreover, an impact on the demand, of the relocation of existing carsharing stations in order to increase the number of members, is also presented. Finally, this work presents improvements over the previously developed model for traditional carsharing MATSim implementation Show more
SubjectCarsharing; Round-based; One-way; Demand modelling
Organisational unit03521 - Axhausen, Kay W.
02226 - NSL - Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft / NSL - Network City and Landscape
NotesConference lecture on May 14, 2014.
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