Benefits of ride sharing

A mathematical model of real-time, high-capacity ride sharing services estimates that either 2,000 10-passenger vehicles or 3,000 four-passenger vehicles could fulfill 98% of Manhattan taxi services with a mean waiting time of 2.8 minutes and a mean trip delay of 3.5 minutes using less than a quarter of the number of vehicles in use as New York City taxies, suggesting that ride-pooling services may substantially improve urban transportation. - Read at PNAS.org

Article #16-11675: “On-demand high-capacity ride-sharing via dynamic trip-vehicle assignment,” by Javier Alonso-Mora, Samitha Samaranayake, Alex Wallar, Emilio Frazzoli, and Daniela Rus.