Similarity of Mobility Metrics of Connected Vehicles Around the Globe

Several billion location measurements from a global vehicle fleet enable the evaluation of stereotypical vehicle user mobility parameters. Because of the widespread distribution of position data across several areas, a worldwide comparison is feasible, which assesses the parameters of average trip lengths, durations, and mean velocities. With different regulations in each country, it is noticeable from the comparison of mobility metrics that the vehicles of different countries are utilized similarly. A global analysis of trip mobility parameters reveals the following mobility parameters: a median one-way distance of approximately 5 km, a median one-way duration of approximately 12 minutes, and a median mean velocity of approximately 29 km/h. If half of all cars are driven below these values, there is a significant opportunity and demand for "slower short-range vehicles," which could also be built with electric or alternative engines. By comparing the different mobility metrics clusters emerge consisting of countries that use passenger vehicles in a similar way. Measuring the similarity of different countries in the dataset showed how close some of the countries are related and how distinct other are from others. The fitting of common distributions to the observed values presented a parametrized model which can explain the characteristics for each mobility metric.


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  • Accession Number: 01874529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-23-00845
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 24 2023 9:05AM