PROFILING DRIVING BEHAVIOUR USING PASSIVE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) TECHNOLOGY

Despite the improvements in motor vehicle safety, fuel efficiency, and emissions control technology, accident rates have stagnated, fuel consumption continues to rise, and motor vehicles continue to contribute disproportionately to ambient air pollution levels. While these apparent conundrums can primarily be attributed to increases in the extent of motor vehicle use, evidence also suggests that specific characteristics of driving (e.g., speed, acceleration rates) contribute to these negative trends. With this in mind, the current study reports on the feasibility of using global positioning system (GPS) data to derive this (previously unavailable) driver behaviour data. A sample of drivers is given a low-cost, passive GPS data logger that records their position and speed over a two-week period. The data are used to derive both the extent of driving and their driving profiles. Preliminary evidence suggests the technology has the capability for capturing the required information and as such provides an appealing technique to expand the understanding of driver behaviour under 'real-world' traffic conditions. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E208379.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Monash University

    Institute of Transport Studies
    Department of Civil Engineering
    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia  3800

    INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERS (ITE). AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND SECTION

    MELBOURNE, VICTORIA  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • GREAVES, S
    • DE GRUYTER, C
  • Publication Date: 2002

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00966253
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 4 2003 12:00AM