RHEA: Demand-supply asymmetRy mitigation witH modular Electric bus plAtforms
The “asymmetry” between spatiotemporally varying passenger demand and fixed-capacitated public
transit supply has been a long-standing problem for public transit planning, design and operations. The
concept of modular vehicles (MV) by “NEXT Future Transportation Inc.” can be considered as an elastic
medium reconciling the above-mentioned asymmetry. Although it sounds promising, there are several
fundamental problems that are in the focus of this project: 1) network (high- or macroscopic) and 2)
intersection (microscopic) level coordination. For the macroscopic system scheduling of station-based
docking pods, we investigate macroscopic MV fleet management problems constrained to battery
capacity and charging time. The decision variables include vehicle formation and time of each dispatch.
We will focus on dynamic programming, back pressure algorithm, and reinforcement learning methods
to solve it. For the microscopic optimal coordination at urban bottlenecks, optimally coupling/decoupling
of modules and optimal route related passenger movements will be solved via low level optimization
(such as tree search algorithms).
- NEXT Future Transportation Inc (Private, USA)
- University of South Florida (Academic, USA)
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Chair Professor of Urban Mobility Systems (0%), Architecture and Civil Engineering
Member, Academia Europaea-The Academy of Europe
Xiaobo's research is focused on large, complex and interrelated urban mobility systems in the era of emerging vehicular and communication technologies. More specifically, his research has been...
Associate Professor at Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Division of Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems
Jelena Andric is a senior researcher within the research group Road Vehicle Aerodynamics and Thermal Management at the Division of VEAS. Jelena received a Ph.D. degree from Chalmers in numerical...
Professor, Electrical engineering
Balázs Kulcsár is with Automatic Control research group. His main research focuses on intelligent transportation systems design, traffic (flow) modeling for control, Linear Parameter Varying systems...
Researcher at Architecture and Civil Engineering, Geology and Geotechnics, Urban Mobility Systems
Jiaming Wu is a researcher in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. His research interests include cooperative control of connected and automated vehicles, signalized intersection...
- Chalmers (Site, Sweden)
- Chalmers (Publisher, Sweden)