May 19, 2023 | 15:00—16:00
Dániel Kondor from CSH will present a talk on Friday, May 19, 2023, at 3 PM at the Salon.
Title: Costs and Benefits of Competition and Coordination in urban on-demand Mobility
Abstract: The past 15 years saw the introduction of several technologies with the potential for “disruptive change” in urban transportation systems. However, the full implications of such changes are often not fully understood, with contrasting claims made by parties with opposing interests, such as technology companies, cities, taxi drivers, etc. It is thus essential to critically explore the implications of technological change. In this talk, I will first review some of the main issues about on-demand urban mobility (i.e. “ride-sourcing”) and then present our recent research focusing on one crucial aspect: the trade-off between achieving competition and coordination among mobility operators. Our research shows that compared to a scenario with central coordination, having a segmented mobility market with competing operators can have significant drawbacks by increasing combined fleet size requirements. I will discuss some policy implications for cities of different sizes and travel demand.