Since in many cities transport infrastructure is operating at or beyond capacity, novel approaches to organize urban mobility are gaining attraction. However, assessing the benefits of a measure that has disruptive capacity in a complex system requires a carefully designed research.

This paper takes a recent idea for urban mobility - flexible road trains - and illustrates the computational and research challenges of realizing its full potential and describing its social, ecological and economical impact.

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Agatz, N., Bazzan, A.L.C. (Ana L.C.), Kutadinata, R. (Ronny), Mattfeld, D.C. (Dirk Christian), Sester, M. (Monika), Winter, S. (Stephan), & Wolfson, O. (Ouri). (2016). Autonomous car and ride sharing: Flexible road trains. In GIS: Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems. doi:10.1145/2996913.2996947