Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation for Systematic Operations of Shared Automated Electric Vehicles

Fugen Yao, Xiqun Michael Chen, Panagiotis Angeloudis, Wenwen Zhang

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Abstract

This paper proposes a framework of future-oriented agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) for various operational scenarios and optimization of shared automated electric vehicles (SAEVs). We establish an efficient scheduling algorithm between vehicles and passengers, and real-time matching algorithm for vehicles and charging stations. The scheduling algorithm includes two processes. First, each customer finds a candidate vehicle, and then the platform performs the final scheduling. The ABMS framework simulates the complicated matching relationship and interactions among the on-demand ride services platform, passengers, vehicles, and charging stations. Field operations of a large fleet of SAEVs are implemented using the real ride-sourcing order data in the road network of Hangzhou, China. The simulation results under different scenarios are comprehensively compared. The sensitivity of several critical parameters is analyzed, e.g., the SAVE fleet size, recharge mileage, and charging speed. The proposed ABMS modeling framework can be extended to incorporate a variety of vehicle types, and support decision making of advanced vehicle scheduling strategies, pricing, and relocation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCICTP 2020
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Transportation Technologies and Development-Enhancing Connections - Proceedings of the 20th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals
EditorsHaizhong Wang, Heng Wei, Lei Zhang, Yisheng An
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages2442-2454
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482933
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event20th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals: Advanced Transportation Technologies and Development-Enhancing Connections, CICTP 2020 - Xi'an, China
Duration: Aug 14 2020Aug 16 2020

Publication series

NameCICTP 2020: Advanced Transportation Technologies and Development-Enhancing Connections - Proceedings of the 20th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals

Conference

Conference20th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals: Advanced Transportation Technologies and Development-Enhancing Connections, CICTP 2020
Country/TerritoryChina
CityXi'an
Period8/14/208/16/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Transportation

Keywords

  • Agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS)
  • Charging station
  • On-demand ride services
  • Shared automated electric vehicle (SAEV)
  • Shared mobility
  • Traffic engineering

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