CENTRAL Forum - Operating electric carsharing systems

Thursday 21 November 2019, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Venue

LUMS Lecture Theatre 10 - View Map

Open to

Postgraduates, Staff

Registration

Registration not required - just turn up

Event Details

CENTRAL Forum

Carsharing is a type of car rental scheme that provides its users to access vehicles located around a city throughout the day. It is an affordable and environmentally friendly solution to private mobility. These systems are categorised according to engine types (e.g. electric, internal combustion engine) and rental conditions (one-way, round-trip, free-floating). In one-way systems, users are allowed to drop-off vehicles to parking spots different than their pick-up locations. Although the users prefer to have such flexibility, it also brings complications to the operations of the systems. Electric vehicles are better for the environment but operating them brings even more complications to the problem because of their charging requirements. In this talk, I will talk about the decision levels and the problems emerging from the operations of one-way electric carsharing systems. Then I will go over the approaches we and (briefly) other researchers use to address these problems. I will finalise the talk with possible future research directions.

Contact Details

Name Teresa Aldren
Email

t.aldren@lancaster.ac.uk

Telephone number

+44 1524 510906