On demand mobility

Researcher: Dr David Rey


On demand mobility services such as ride-sharing and ride-sourcing represent a great challenge for urban communities in that it often comes in the form of a new transport mode associated with an uncertain reaction of the network users. rCITI has partnered with Keolis Downer to develop new solutions for on demand public transport.

This collaborative initiative resulted in multiple projects involving notably the design of dynamic bus routing and scheduling algorithms to explore the potential of on demand public transport within the metropolitan region of Newcastle, NSW, Australia; and the development of surveys to estimate the demand for on demand mobility services across the Northern Beaches and Macquarie Park as part of the TfNSW on demand transport trials. rCITI has also conceived performance evaluation frameworks to measure the impact of on demand transport and assist local transport authorities in deploying innovative on demand mobility solutions.