INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS: TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT AND DIRECTIONS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH
While ITS technologies are being designed with the intention of relieving transportation gridlock and thereby improving productivity and quality of life, there are other ramifications of a psychological nature that may affect utilization as well as have important social consequences. Such ramifications include the loss of perceived vehicle route control, increased intellectual demands in terms of equipment operation and decision making, the importation of work tasks and/or family responsibilities into the commute period, and new forms of driver stress brought on by these and other ITS factors. A need may exist for more sophisticated driver training, especially for the elderly. This paper summarizes ITS technologies and their potential effects on highway and vehicle usage, discusses psychological and social implications of each technology type, and offers ideas for research pertaining to the identified issues.
Washington, DC United States 20036
- Stefan, S M
- Intelligent Transportation: Serving the User Through Deployment. Proceedings of the 1995 Annual Meeting of ITS America.
- Location: Washington, D.C.
- Date: 1995-3-15 to 1995-3-17
- Publication Date: 1995
- Features: References;
- Pagination: p. 1165-73
- TRT Terms: Driver training; Intelligent transportation systems; Psychological aspects; Social sciences; Stress (Psychology); Technology assessment
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00711395
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 7 1995 12:00AM