I am working on a university project and I seek some advice:
My project consists in modeling the taxi fleet of a major city and investigating if replacing a percentage of the fleet with electric vehicles would make the taxi driver adapt their driving habits. Secondly, I would like to get valuable data of where to set up charging devices for taxis exclusively throughout the city.
My plan was to model it with MATSim, a multi agent traffic simulation software.
The research is based on a big amount of GPS data from 100 taxis over a time period of almost a year. So far, I have analyzed the data with Matlab and I will be able to export agent plans soon. In this case, I am modeling every taxi driver as an agent. I am not introducing a new mode „taxi“ because I can’t model the demand. But as I was working, I realized that maybe MATSim is not even suitable and now I am questioning my plan.
Do you think MATSim will be suitable?