A framework for dynamic car and taxi pools with the use of positioning systems

  • Lalos P
  • Korres A
  • Datsikas C
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Carpooling is the concept of people sharing a vehicle for a ride when their departure and destination locations are similar. Dynamic car pool [1] is the dynamic coordination of ride offerings and ride requests based on the, in real time created, transportation and offering needs. Taxi pool [2] is a mode of transport that falls between private transport and conventional bus transport. The routes are fixed or semi-fixed, but with the added convenience of stopping anywhere to pick or drop passengers and not having fixed time schedules. Positioning Systems are systems for finding the location of a mobile device using several different positioning technologies. This paper describes how Positioning Systems can be utilized in order to support a dynamic network of car and taxi pool services that will maximize the exploitation of empty seats traveling with tenable advantages.

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  • Dynamic car pool
  • Dynamic taxi pool
  • GPS
  • Positioning systems
  • XPS

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  • George TombrasNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens Faculty of Physics

  • Petros Lalos

  • Andreas Korres

  • Christos K. Datsikas

  • Kostas Peppas

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