transportation network company (TNC)

Developing a Vehicle Cost Calculator to Promote Electric Vehicle Adoption among TNC Drivers

  • Principal Investigator Angela Sanguinetti, Ph.D.
  • University of California, Davis
This research will develop a total cost of ownership (TCO) model and online vehicle cost calculator (VCC) for transport network company (TNC) drivers. Many VCCs have been developed to support consumers in calculating the relative costs of electric and gas vehicles, but their design and the TCO models that underlie them are geared toward traditional vehicle ownership.
Project Status
In Progress

Incentive Regulation of Transportation Network Companies

  • Principal Investigator Richard Arnott, Ph.D.
  • University of California, Riverside
Research will explore how transportation network companies should be regulated so as to efficiently balance the reduction in cost from increased industry concentration against the increased exercise of monopoly power.
Project Status
In Progress

Incentive Systems for New Mobility Services

  • Principal Investigator Meisam Razaviyayn, Ph.D.
  • University of Southern California
In this research, investigators will study and develop mechanisms for offering incentives to organizations and companies to change the behavior of individual drivers in their organization.
Project Status
Complete

Incentive Systems for New Mobility Services

Research Product Type
Research Report
With rapid population growth and urban development, traffic congestion has become an inescapable issue in large metropolitan regions. This research project studies the problem of offering incentives to organizations to change the behavior of their individual drivers (or individuals using their organization’s services).

Incentive Systems for New Mobility Services to Reduce Congestion

Research Product Type
Research Brief
Researchers at the University of Southern California developed a distributed algorithm for offering incentives to organizations to make socially optimal routing decisions designed to lower the traffic flow of congested roads without creating new congestion in other parts of the road network.