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Guarded by Gamora: How access control balances out waiting times in transport systems

By Pasquale Grippa, Evsen Yanmaz, Paul Ladinig, and Christian Bettstetter

A transport system with passengers traveling between stations in periodically arriving cabins is considered. We propose and evaluate an access control algorithm that dynamically limits the number of passengers allowed to board the current cabin. Simulations of a ski resort lift with empirical passenger data suggests that such access control can balance out the average waiting times at different stations. The algorithm is robust against the estimation of passenger arrival and deboarding rates. A real-world test in a ski resort will follow.

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