Mathematics for Last-Mile Transportation

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.

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