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Simulation of Demand Responsive Transport using a dynamic scheduling tool with SUMO

Armellini, Maria Giuliana (2021) Simulation of Demand Responsive Transport using a dynamic scheduling tool with SUMO. SUMO User Conference 2021, 13.-15. Sept. 2021, Online.

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Abstract

Demand responsive transport (DRT) has been increasingly tested and applied in recent years as a new form of transportation that seeks to address mobility problems in cities and rural areas. The planning of DRT systems is a challenging task for transport planners since the performance of the service depends significantly on the demand, how the scheduling is made, and how the routes are computed. Transport simulations are a useful option to evaluate these systems. The paper presents a Python tool, which aims to simulate diverse DRT services using the software package for microscopic simulations Eclipse SUMO (Simulation of Urban MObility) as a framework. The fleet and requests of the DRT are handled dynamically by the scheduling module of the tool. This module is also responsible for calling a solver algorithm for the Dial-a-Ride-Problem (DARP), processing its results, and dispatching the DRT vehicles according to them. The tool also enables easier implementation of other methods to solve the DARP. To demonstrate the use of the tool, a DRT service operating in two central neighborhoods of the city of Brunswick (Germany) is presented. The tool is called drtOnline.py and is included in SUMO since version 1.9.0

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/143995/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Simulation of Demand Responsive Transport using a dynamic scheduling tool with SUMO
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Armellini, Maria Giulianamaria.armellini (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2021
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:DRT, DARP, SUMO, microscopic simulation
Event Title:SUMO User Conference 2021
Event Location:Online
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:13.-15. Sept. 2021
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - UrMo Digital
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems > Design and Evaluation of Mobility Solutions, BA
Deposited By: Armellini, Maria Giuliana
Deposited On:16 Sep 2021 14:00
Last Modified:16 Sep 2021 14:00

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