Reducing the environmental impact of taxi operation: The taxi-sharing use case

  title={Reducing the environmental impact of taxi operation: The taxi-sharing use case},
  author={Pedro M. d'Orey and Ricardo Fernandes and Michel Ferreira},
  journal={2012 12th International Conference on ITS Telecommunications},
Considering the fast development of urban areas and the increasing environmental awareness, we focus in this paper on a taxi-sharing system for improving the efficiency of public transport. In particular, we present a realistic and large-scale evaluation of the environmental impact of this system. The proposed method improves the efficiency of this form of public transport by determining, on the fly, the best match between taxi user requests, which leads to a reduction of the total and vacant… CONTINUE READING

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