Robust Optimal Router is the Heart of the system
Your powerful optimal router is the heart and the brain of the system which must go the extra mile
in sheer strength and architect smart optimal routes within provided constraints.
You 5M’s powerful optimal router is a robust engine which takes into account all constraints, considers planned available resources,
routes direction and traffic to build most practical and optimal route.
One the of most complex components of any paratransit software system is the routing engine. Designed to combine individual trips into a cohesive run, and then combine hundreds or thousands of runs into a complete daily route; efficient routing is critical to the success of today’s paratransit industry. The drive for increased efficiency and potential for improvement with modern computing and communications technology has inspired many in academia to invest considerable time and effort to publish research seeking to find the most effective algorithms for this task. Most of these publications date back to the 1960’s and 70’s and though they have attempted to address important aspects of this problem— their attempts frequently demonstrate solutions by using a small number of trips being operated under unrealistic conditions or constraints.
The paratransit industry however, faces many practical problems that are not well addressed in past studies. Many routing systems in the market today plan routes using a fixed number and type of pre-scheduled vehicles and drivers. These systems are unable to take into consideration variations in vehicle size, agility, capacity, driver experience and competency, scheduled hold times, or even holidays. As a result, even systems which had been designed based on the research of academia fail in practical application due to many seemingly unexpected and unaccounted for but unsurprisingly commonplace events.