Series Vol. 13 , 13 September 2023
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The idea of a new transportation paradigm consisting of shared, multi-passenger vehicles has emerged along with the introduction of partly autonomous automobiles. As such a transformative but untested idea, the amount of existing research regarding this topic is limited. However, there are certainly discussions focused on individual elements of this topic and testing on a small scale: Driverless cars, shared vehicles, multi-passenger travel, etc. From these scattered papers, our team was able to compile the main problems with the current transportation paradigm and the potential benefits of the new sharing paradigm that we are advocating for. In this paper, we addressed four problems with the current paradigm and devised solutions for each problem via the benefits of the new sharing paradigm. Although we were unable to collect tentative data due to technological limitations, we gathered any research we could to simulate a world where the sharing transportation paradigm is adopted at a large scale, demonstrating the efficacy of the new paradigm in solving current pressing issues with a concentration on improving the environment both in cities and in general.
shared mobility, current transportation paradigm, shared vehicles, autonomous vehicles, traffic congestion, external energy production, urban transformation
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The datasets used and/or analyzed during the current study will be available from the authors upon reasonable request.