Sottini, Francesco and Abdel-Naby, Sameh and Giorgini, Paolo (2006) ANDIAMO: A Multiagent System to Provide a Mobile-based Rideshare Service. UNSPECIFIED.
A diverse range of architectures and concepts has been proposed by scholars within the theme of Car Pooling. Most of these studies have attempted to tie together two major elements: the need for people to move from a place to another, and the resources used to accomplish this action. Based on the use of location and available car seats, Rideshare systems allow a substantial number of people to share car rides. These systems would, among other advantages, rationalize energy consumption, save money, and decrease traffic jams and human stress, and eventually make a significant improvement in human life. However, system accessibility has prevented these architectures from being widely reached. In this paper, we present an agent-based Rideshare system that is accessible via lightweight devices (mobile phones and PDAs), where Bluetooth technology is adopted to reflect users’ locality. The paper illustrates the overall infrastructure of the system, the specific protocols it uses, and the algorithms that it implements to recognize the Multiagent System (MAS) negotiations.
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