IMPACT OF TRAFFIC INFORMATION ON MOTORIST'S ROUTE CHOICE BEHAVIOUR IN NORTH SYDNEY

Advanced traveller information systems (ATIS) are one component of intelligent transport systems (ITS) which focus on providing up to date information to travellers. The effectiveness of these systems depends on how motorists adjust their behaviour in response to the information received. While research on this topic has been reported overseas, little has been reported in Australia. This paper reports an analysis of a survey of motorists in Sydney conducted by the Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales. The results provide insights relevant to the design of ATIS. About half of the commuters who listen to radio traffic broadcasts already use this information in their route choice decisions. While commuters are willing to use alternative routes when delayed, they prefer the traffic on alternative routes to be moving and do not simply look for a time saving. In the context of in-vehicle ATIS, commuters expressed a preference for the information to be disseminated in a verbal form or in a visual form with a map display. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, see IRRD abstract 868345.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 369-84

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • ISBN: 0-86910-663-5
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1996 12:00AM