An Improved Approach to Evaluate Car Sharing Options

Authors: Min Qu, Suihuai Yu, and Mingjiu Yu
Date published: January 2017
Research commissioned by: Shaanxi Engineering Laboratory for Industrial Design and Delft University of Technology

Why did we select this research?

An improved approach to evaluate car sharing options under uncertain environments with the combination of Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (F-AHP) and Fuzzy Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (F-TOPSIS), which consists of three steps.

Key findings:

  • Benefits of car-sharing including individual benefits with lower travel costs, reductions in vehicle kilometers, fuel, accidents and emissions, and increased average speeds.
  • Drive-sharing can be recommended as the best car sharing mode from a comprehensive point of view.
  • Cooperation of people from all walks of life and a thorough change in their consuming habits from ownership to sharing in order to implement a car sharing system successfully.


Qu, M., Yu, S., & Yu, M. (2017). An improved approach to evaluate car sharing options. Ecological indicators, 72, 686-702. Retrieved from: