Current market figures from Europe seem to indicate that recently introduced free-floating car sharing (FFCS) systems can be a breakthrough for the car sharing idea. Regardless of their success, FFCS systems face significant regional demand fluctuations, raising the need for vehicle relocations with novel requirements for the product–service system (PSS). This study aims to introduce an integrated decision support approach for cost and emission efficient vehicle relocation in FFCS based on real-world data from car2go. The proposed approach appears to be effective and have a significant potential to reduce costs and related emissions.
Decision Support for Environmental-friendly Vehicle Relocations in Free- Floating Car Sharing Systems: The Case of Car2go
by Frederik Schulte; Stefan Voß
May 14, 2015