QUANTIFICATION OF THE COMFORT VARIABLE

Recent travel demand models and particularly mode-choice models have used a probabilistic disaggregate approach. That is, such models determine choice probabilities at the individual level. It is in this framework that one might be able to include qualitative measures affecting the individual's choice of a travel mode. The objective of this work is to develop a set of quantitative measures of comfort. This is achieved by use of modern psychometric techniques. Principal factors of comfort are defined and various travel modes are represented as a set of points in this comfort space. From the positioning of each point as well as from the variability of an individual's perception, an index of comfort is defined which describes the level of comfort of a particular travel mode to the particular individual.

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • NICOLAIDIS, G C
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Accession Number: 00083833
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM