Car Hailing and Ridesharing

  • Dietmar P. F. Möller
  • Roland E. Haas
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


This chapter is about car hailing and ridesharing. Section 9.1 introduces car hailing and ridesharing as a promising approach for reducing own car usage in a city cutting down the needed parking spaces, reducing traffic jams, and for the city as a whole helping to reduce pollution. Section 9.2 discusses online transportation network companies offering cab services/car hailing and ride-hailing which provide cab services through their respective apps for smartphones (see also Chap.  7). Section 9.3 focuses on the metropolitan area of Bangalore as an example of ridehailing and ridesharing operations with regard to cab types and prices as well as services offered. Section 9.4 describes surge pricing mechanisms taking into account peak hours where cab aggregators charge two or three times more. In Sect. 9.5 the problem of safety and initiatives to increase safety are discussed to prevent crime and increase the safety both for the customers as well as for the drivers. In this regard, Sect. 9.5.3 refers to crime incidents in ridesharing, while Sect. 9.5.4 introduces government policies for ridesharing companies and Sect. 9.5.5 presents important legal cases. Section 9.6 refers to fraud, cyberattacks, and cybersecurity in ridesharing (see also Chap.  6). Section 9.7 finally wraps up within a conclusion, while Sect. 9.8 contains a comprehensive set of questions on the carsharing business model, and the last Section 9.9 includes references and suggestions for further reading.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dietmar P. F. Möller
    • 1
  • Roland E. Haas
    • 2
  1. 1.Clausthal University of TechnologyClausthal-ZellerfeldGermany
  2. 2.QSO TechnologiesBangaloreIndia

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