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Antikainen, Harri, Jarmo Rusanen & Päivi Tillman (2018). Taksimatkojen yhdistelypotentiaalin arviointi paikkatietoanalyysillä (Evaluating the shareability of taxi trips using geographical information analysis). Terra 130: 4, 163–173.

Taksimatkojen yhdistelypotentiaalin arviointi paikkatietoanalyysillä

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Author: Antikainen, Harri1; Rusanen, Jarmo1; Tillman, Päivi2
Organizations: 1Maantieteen tutkimusyksikkö, Oulun yliopisto
2Kelan tutkimus
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: Finnish
Published: Suomen maantieteellinen seura, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-05-14


While being an indispensable mode of transportation, the occupancy rate of taxi vehicles is generally low. In this study, we used a large data set on actual taxi trips to assess how ride sharing could provide means to decrease the number of trips and traveled distance. We implemented a method based the notion of a shareability network, allowing us to determine the set of trips associated with the highest benefit of sharing. Due to the complexity of the problem, we only considered pairwise ride sharing. Even with this limitation, we found that potentially a considerable number of taxi trips can be shared. Our analysis suggested that up to two out of three trips are shareable with at least one other trip. Although shareability is dependent on the length of the time window, a significant proportion of sharing opportunities can be realized even in short time windows.

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Series: Terra
ISSN: 0040-3741
ISSN-L: 0040-3741
Volume: 130
Issue: 4
Pages: 163 - 173
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 119 Other natural sciences
222 Other engineering and technologies
520 Other social sciences
113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: Kiitämme Kelan rahoittamaa tutkimushanketta ”Pirkanmaan erva-alueen taksimatkojen yhdistelyllä saavutettavien säästöjen arviointi”, Suomen Akatemian rahoittamaa hanketta numero 267995 sekä IMPRO­-hanketta, jota rahoittaa Suomen Akatemian yhteydessä toimiva Strategisen tutkimuksen neuvosto. Lisäksi haluamme kiitää tutkimusavustaja Mikko Kesälää tutkimusaineiston sisältämien osoitteiden tarkastamisesta.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 267995
Detailed Information: 267995 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © Antikainen, Harri, Rusanen, Jarmo & Tillman, Päivi sekä Suomen Maantieteellinen Seura.