Multi-agent System for the Control and Monitoring of Shared Bicycle Fleets

  • Luis MéndezEmail author
  • Daniel Hernández
  • Gabriel Villarrubia
  • Juan F. de Paz
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 615)


The use of rented bicycles as an alternative means of transport has increased relatively in the last years. This increase sets a challenge to the management of shared bicycle fleets that can now be found in the majority of European cities. The main objective of this work is to design a comprehensive system which will monitor bicycle fleets using low-cost sensors. The system allows for the detection of anomalous situations, detecting possible robberies, vehicle abandonment and use of bicycles in prohibited areas. To this end, the use a multi-agent architecture is proposed for the management of the different hardware devices, for tracking, messaging and alerts that are produced by the system.


Intelligent transport systems Fleet management e-Bike PANGEA 



This work was supported by the Spanish Ministry, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad and FEDER funds. Project. SURF: Intelligent System for integrated and sustainable management of urban fleets TIN2015-65515-C4-3-R.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Méndez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Daniel Hernández
    • 1
  • Gabriel Villarrubia
    • 1
  • Juan F. de Paz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and AutomationUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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