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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(4), 563; doi:10.3390/app8040563

A Modified Method for Evaluating Sustainable Transport Solutions Based on AHP and Dempster–Shafer Evidence Theory

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School of Computer, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710072, China
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School of Electronics and Information, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710072, China
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Received: 25 January 2018 / Revised: 20 March 2018 / Accepted: 3 April 2018 / Published: 5 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Sustainable Manufacturing Systems)
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With the challenge of transportation environment, a large amount of attention is paid to sustainable mobility worldwide, thus bringing the problem of the evaluation of sustainable transport solutions. In this paper, a modified method based on analytical hierarchy process (AHP) and Dempster–Shafer evidence theory (D-S theory) is proposed for evaluating the impact of transport measures on city sustainability. AHP is adapted to determine the weight of sustainability criteria while D-S theory is used for data fusion of the sustainability assessment. A Transport Sustainability Index (TSI) is presented as a primary measure to determine whether transport solutions have a positive impact on city sustainability. A case study of car-sharing is illustrated to show the efficiency of our proposed method. Our modified method has two desirable properties. One is that the BPA is generated with a new modification framework of evaluation levels, which can flexibly manage uncertain information. The other is that the modified method has excellent performance in sensitivity analysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability evaluation; analytic hierarchy process; Dempster–Shafer evidence theory; Transport Sustainability Index; car-sharing; sensitivity analysis sustainability evaluation; analytic hierarchy process; Dempster–Shafer evidence theory; Transport Sustainability Index; car-sharing; sensitivity analysis
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