Self-organizing redistribution of bicycles in a bike-sharing system based on decentralized control

@article{Preisler2016SelforganizingRO,
  title={Self-organizing redistribution of bicycles in a bike-sharing system based on decentralized control},
  author={Thomas Preisler and Tim Dethlefs and Wolfgang Renz},
  journal={2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS)},
  year={2016},
  pages={1471-1480}
}
Currently, bike-sharing systems undergo a rapid expansion due to technical improvements in the operation combined with an increased environmental and health awareness of people. When it comes to the acceptance of such systems the reliability is of great importance. It depends heavily on the availability of bicycles at the stations. But, in spite of truck-based redistribution efforts by the operators, stations still tend to become full or empty, especially in rush-hour situations. This paper… CONTINUE READING