WSEAS Transactions on Computers

Print ISSN: 1109-2750
E-ISSN: 2224-2872

Volume 18, 2019

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Current and Future Challenges for Urban Mobility

AUTHORS: Roberto Montemanni, Luca Maria Gambardella, Francesca Cellina, Fabio Cartolano, Paola Cossu, Andrea Emilio Rizzoli

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ABSTRACT: SocialCar integrates carpooling with existing transportation modes in urban and peri-urban areas. The system is based on algorithms that plan routes for users and rely on a considerable amount of heterogeneous data. Social networks also play a role. Autonomous vehicles are emerging and will revolutionize transport. We try to understand the impact they could have in a system like SocialCar.

KEYWORDS: Urban mobility, carpooling, public transportation, autonomous vehicles, self/driving cars, social media.


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WSEAS Transactions on Computers, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1109-2750 / 2224-2872, Volume 18, 2019, Art. #18, pp. 136-140

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