A door-to-door route optimizer that includes sustainability criteria
Tutor / directorVillardi de Montlaur, Adeline de
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
In this project, the methodology used to develop a software capable of predicting the optimal means of transport for a door-to-door route is exposed. The criteria used to compare the different means of transport are: the price of the trip, the total time of the route, the feeling of comfort that each transport system transmits and the ecological footprint that the trip causes. When choosing the best alternative, the software takes into account the weights that are assigned to each criterion, and in turn, these weights can be distributed according to the user's preferences. In this way, the optimal solution changes according to the importance that each criterion may have for one type of user or another. Once operational, the software is used to find out the best means of transportation for specific routes. It is also employed to understand what effect a scenario where only the cost and price of the trip has on the solutions, compared to a scenario in which environmental criteria are introduced. Finally, the operation of the software is also exploited to discover how the best transportation solutions vary according to users with different profiles.