IN-LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS TO INVESTIGATE DRIVER BEHAVIOUR UNDER ADVANCED TRAVELER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

This paper describes the design and preliminary testing of an interactive microcomputer-based animated simulator (FASTCARS - Freeway and Arterial Street Traffic Control Arousal and Resolution Simulator) developed at the University of California, Irvine, to model pre trip and enroute driver travel choices in the presence of advanced traveler information systems. The advantages of this simulator are realized in its versatility to model driver decision processing while presenting a realistic representation of the travel choice domain. Results from a case study revealed that increased driver familiarity with travel conditions and network layout reduced driver reliance on information systems and influences diversion behavior.

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  • Authors:
    • Adler, J L
    • McNally, M G
  • Publication Date: 1994-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00668787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 16 1994 12:00AM