Mathematics for Last-Mile Transportation
- Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
- Location: Polygon Lecture Theatre
- Cost: Free
- Contact: Benjamin Binder firstname.lastname@example.org
Last-mile transportation, as the name suggests, provides transportation for the first or last section of a trip, for example between a workplace and bus stop.
Due to the increase in adoption of last-mile transportation systems globally, numerous studies investigating the optimal layout of the stations typically seen in such systems have been conducted.
However, with the rise of station-less electric scooter rental systems, the problem of efficiently redistributing the scooters is relatively unknown.
In this talk, Scott Carnie-Bronca from the School of Mathematical Sciences outlines his work in modelling the demand for e-scooters in the Adelaide CBD, and discusses how this estimated demand can be used in future to optimise the strategy for vehicle deployment in a dockless ride-sharing system.