TELEMATICS AND PERSONAL TRAVEL BEHAVIOUR WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON TELECOMMUTING AND TELESHOPPING . TELEMATICS. TRANSPORTATION AND SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT. PROCEEDINGS OF AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING, DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, HELD IN THE NETHERLANDS, APRIL 14-15, 1988

Telematics provide opportunities to substitute for travel when the primary purpose of this trip making is a transfer of information. Providers of telematics and transportation planners have suggested that investments in telecommunications can offset some of the demand for travel and thereby attain energy conservation, reductions in congestion and traffic related pollution. Three main trip purposes are suggested for substitution: commuting, shopping trips and business travel. This paper focuses on the first two types. There is, at present, very little evidence to support the substitution hypothesis. The interactions between telematics and personal travel cannot be explained along the single dimension of substitution complementarity, and under the assumption that monetary and time costs alone constitute the dominant factors in the choice among alternative modes of communicating. The paper identifies the complexity of interactions at the individual level, and discusses the reasons for the wide variations in the forecasts made about the impacts of telematics on travel behaviour. It suggests a conceptual structure within which the choice between travel based and telematics based alternatives are modelled. This structure emphasizes the demand for information and communications as explanatory factors in these choice situations. (Author/TRRL)

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    VSP BV

    P.O. Box 346
    Zeist,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Salomon, I
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00609430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 90-674-125-1
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM