Please note that this RPG Seminar will be held virtually via Zoom at the normal time [22 February 2021 (Monday), 13:00 p.m.]
Please be ready 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
Ride-sharing is a very promising shared mobility mode that has been shown to produce several social and environmental benefits. However, the exact spatiotemporal features of ride-sharing and its benefits remains unclear. Moreover, compared to its promising benefits, its potential problem has been less explored and discussed. In this thesis, an agent-based simulation model is used to examine the spatial distribution and temporal change feature of ride-sharing’s benefits, such as higher service rate, shorter waiting time, cheaper payment, higher income and higher occupancy. Then, the relationships between ride-sharing’s efficiency and its influencing factors will be analysed, and its possibility in resulting the transport inequality problem will be examined and discussed from a spatiotemporal perspective. The findings of this study will improve the understanding of ride-sharing and provide potential solutions to its problem to develop this promising transportation mode better.
About the Speaker
Mr. Guan HUANG is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Hong Kong. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at the Wuhan University in Urban-rural planning and management and Geographic information system. His research interests include urban computing, transportation planning, intelligent transportation system and shared mobility.
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