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REGISTER: CCAT Distinguished Speaker Series Event, Presenting: Dr. Maged M. Dessouky, University of Southern California

September 26, 2018 - 2:00pm

Research, Practice, and Future Directions of Dynamic Ridesharing

USDOT’s Center for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CCAT) at UMTRI’s Distinguished Speaker Series


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September 26, 2018, 2 p.m.

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Library

Dr. Maged M. Dessouky, University of Southern California


Although ridesharing can provide a wealth of benefits, such as reduced travel costs, congestion, and consequently less pollution, there are a number of challenges that have restricted its widespread adoption. In fact, even at a time when improving communication systems provide real-time detailed information that could be used to facilitate ridesharing, the share of work trips that use ridesharing has decreased by almost 10% in the past 30 years.

In this seminar, Dr. Dessouky presents a classification and taxonomy to understand the key aspects of ridesharing systems. The objective is to present a framework that can help identify key challenges in the widespread use of ridesharing and thus foster the development of effective formal ridesharing mechanisms that would overcome these challenges and promote its wide spread use.

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