Ridesharing: The state-of-the-art and future directions

Although ridesharing can provide a wealth of benefits, such as reduced travel costs, congestion, and consequently less pollution, there are a number of challengesthat have restricted its widespread adoption. In fact, even at a time when improving communication systems provide real-time detailed information that could be used to facilitate ridesharing, the share of work trips that use ridesharing has decreased by almost 10% in the past 30 years. In this paper we present a classification to understand the key aspects of existing ridesharing systems. The objective is to present a framework that can help identify key challengesin the widespread use of ridesharing and thus foster the development of effective formal ridesharing mechanisms that would overcome these challengesand promote massification.


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Ridesharing: The state-of-the-art and future directions
Furuhata, M., Dessouky, M., Ordóñez, F., Brunet, M.E., Wang, X. and Koenig, S. (2013), 'Ridesharing: The state-of-the-art and future directions', Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, No. 57, pp. 28-46.


  • Research publication
  • Other
  • Yes
  • transport
  • motivation for platform work, work organisation
  • English
  • Transportation Research Part B: Methodological (Publisher)
  • Qualitative research
  • 2013
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