Designing a ride-sharing transportation system for assignment and transfer of passengers to a common destination

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran


This paper proposes a mathematical model for ride-sharing vehicles with a common destination. A number of cars should assign to individuals by a company to pick up other participants in their way to the common destination. Traveling time as an important parameter is considered an uncertain parameter to enhance the applicability of the model which is formulated using fuzzy programming and necessity concept. Moreover, to have a better solution with better productivity, maximizing the earliest departure time of the individuals is considered beside of minimizing total traveling time. This helps to make justice among individuals for departure time. Goal programming is employed to work with objective functions and solve the model. Furthermore, a numerical example is implemented on the model to evaluate the applicability of the model which indicates the efficiency of employing fuzzy programming and considering both of the objective functions using goal programming. Results of the numerical example indicate the importance of considering both of the objective functions together in which ignoring each of them leads to inefficient solutions.


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