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On-demand services and public transport networks

The prospects of synergy

On-demand services, in which a fleet of vehicles is coordinated online to serve an emerging demand that is not known beforehand, can have a great potential in providing good quality of service and efficient operations. By integrating the on-demand services into the public transport systems, these services can obtain synergetic effects. In other words, by providing not only traditional fixed-routes lines but also offering vehicles with flexible routes when, this increases the overall efficiency of the system.

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In this session, we will discuss some recent works and experiences in this realm, with the presentations of renowned researchers and practitioners that have studied different approaches to adapt public transport networks and leverage the potential of new technologies.

Speakers: Dr. Kara Kockelman, Pascal van Hentenryck, Menno van der Zee and Arjan van Andel. 

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Header image: CWI optimization of hinterland transportation

Icon image: Resourceforhistoryteachers - Self driving cars

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