JSTE Journal of Traffic Engineering
Online ISSN : 2187-2929
Special Edition A (Research Paper)
A Study on the Matchability and Effectiveness of Ridesharing in Local Cities
- An Analysis Using the Gunma Prefecture Person Trip Survey Data -
Yuki TAMURAGiancarlos TRONCOSO PARADYKiyoshi TAKAMINoboru HARATA
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2019 Volume 5 Issue 2 Pages A_108-A_117

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In recent years sharing economy, a system in which participants interact in a direct and cooperative manner to consume goods and services has spread widely. In the transportation field ridesharing in which more than one person share a vehicle to make a trip is also spreading in various forms. Ridesharing is an effective use of resources, and it can be expected not only to reduce personal travelling expenses, but also to create great value for society, such as reduction in traffic volume, alleviation of air pollution and provision for a mode of transportation. In this research, the matchability and effectiveness of ridesharing in local cities were analyzed by applying a stable matching method. Results suggest that an increase participation rate of ridesharing and appropriate adjustment of ratio between drivers and passengers might lead to a reduction of traveling expenses and total mileage while minimizing the negative utility generated in ridesharing.

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