Exploiting free-floating car sharing rewards to support a free year of daily commute

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Abstract

The advent of shared mobility has brought a wide variety of different ways to manage personal mobility for either occasional or daily trips. Many of these new free-floating car sharing (FFCS) services are closely related to electric vehicles (bikes, scooters, motorcycles, cars, etc.). Along with the popularity of shared mobility, new FFCS services have emerged to exploit the market, but also, new ways for clients to exploit the services. In this paper, we analyze and review a year-long of personal mobility trips, experiences, and outcomes. Indeed, the research activity focuses on exploiting client reward policies which facilitated free transportation using one of the most popular shared mobility companies in Denmark. The paper also shows which policies can be beneficial for both companies and clients and how shared mobility has, in our tests, replaced regular public transportation for the daily commute. The work in this paper identifies some of the vulnerabilities found when the rewards had been implemented in the system and how they have been or could have been fixed. Results show that rewarding clients keeps the mobility cycle rolling and helps in reducing the expensive maintenance workforce. In this way, it provides a profiting reward to clients that are not willing to spend as much of their capital in shared mobility but they still contribute to tasks in exchange for rewards.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2020 IEEE 20th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2020
Pages93-98
Article number9140671
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-5201-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event2020 IEEE 20th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference - Virtual Event, Palermo, Italy
Duration: 16 Jun 202018 Jun 2020
http://melecon2020.org/

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE 20th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference
LocationVirtual Event
CountryItaly
CityPalermo
Period16/06/202018/06/2020
Internet address
Series2016 18th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (melecon). Proceedings
ISSN2158-8481

Keywords

  • Shared mobility
  • FFCS
  • Exploit
  • Rewards
  • Free transport
  • Incentives

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