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Carsharing peer-to-peer: propensione alla condivisione dei veicoli privati nella città di Milano

By Paolo Beria and Antonio Laurino

Abstract

In recent years, several peer-to-peer carsharing systems have developed worldwide. They allow car owners to share their vehicles in exchange of a monetary compensation. The paper, starting from an online survey carried out in Milan in 2012, analyzes the potentiality of a possible peer-to-peer carsharing service. It investigates the propensity of users to share their vehicles, as well as the moments of the day in which they are willing to make the car available for sharing and the thresholds of minimum income required to take part to the scheme. The survey shows a moderate interest towards the scheme in general, evidencing also a good attitude towards the sharing of private vehicles, especially if made among a small group of trusted users. The supply function has been built starting from the amount of money requested by car owners and the stated windows of weekly availability to share their cars. The analysis of the supply function allows to discriminate between different types of users and highlights how some moments of the day (early morning) have greater potential in terms of available shared vehicles while others are characterized by higher monetary compensations desired by car owners to share their cars (evening).

Topics: L91 - Transportation: General, R41 - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise
Year: 2014
OAI identifier: oai:mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de:57379

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