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Repositioning Bikes with Carrier Vehicles and Bike Trailers in Bike Sharing Systems

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School of Data and Computer Science, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
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School of Computer Sciences, Jiaying University, Meizhou 514011, China
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School of Internet Finance and Information Engineering, Guangdong University of Finance, Guangzhou 510521, China
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Academic Editor: Paola Pellegrini
Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(16), 7227; https://doi.org/10.3390/app11167227
Received: 14 June 2021 / Revised: 8 July 2021 / Accepted: 13 July 2021 / Published: 5 August 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Computing and Artificial Intelligence)
Bike sharing systems (BSSs) are widely adopted in major cities of the world due to traffic congestion and carbon emissions. Although there have been approaches to exploit either bike trailers via crowdsourcing or carrier vehicles to reposition bikes in the “right” stations in the “right” time, they did not jointly consider the usage of both bike trailers and carrier vehicles. In this paper, we aim to take advantage of both bike trailers and carrier vehicles to reduce the loss of demand by determining whether bike trailers or carrier vehicles (or both) should be used. In addition, we also would like to maximize the overall profit with regard to the crowdsourcing of bike trailers and the fuel cost of carrier vehicles. In the experiment, we exhibit that our approach outperforms baselines in multiple data sets from bike sharing companies. View Full-Text
Keywords: dynamic repositioning; bike sharing systems; scheduling; Lagrangian dual decomposition dynamic repositioning; bike sharing systems; scheduling; Lagrangian dual decomposition
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Zheng, X.; Tang, M.; Liu, Y.; Xian, Z.; Zhuo, H.H. Repositioning Bikes with Carrier Vehicles and Bike Trailers in Bike Sharing Systems. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 7227. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11167227

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Zheng X, Tang M, Liu Y, Xian Z, Zhuo HH. Repositioning Bikes with Carrier Vehicles and Bike Trailers in Bike Sharing Systems. Applied Sciences. 2021; 11(16):7227. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11167227

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Zheng, Xinghua, Ming Tang, Yuechang Liu, Zhengzheng Xian, and Hankz H. Zhuo 2021. "Repositioning Bikes with Carrier Vehicles and Bike Trailers in Bike Sharing Systems" Applied Sciences 11, no. 16: 7227. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11167227

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