ACCEPTANCE OF TELEMATICS SYSTEMS BY TRANSPORT USERS: A CASE STUDY OF ITALY

This paper reports a case study from Italy, which investigates the market potential of driver information systems for individual car drivers. The development of advanced transport telematics (ATT) is driven not only by the need to reduce congestion and road accidents, but also by its huge potential market among individual drivers and commercial road freight operators. This market potential is investigated by relating perceived information needs to traffic conditions. It is necessary to consider the factors causing spatial variations in the inter-urban ATT potential: (1) factors related to socioeconomic structures; (2) factors related to motorway traffic and infrastructure; and (3) attitudes of motorway users. The characteristics of Italian urban and regional road networks, and networks segments, are described, together with level of service, traffic flows, heavy vehicle flows, and accident rates. A spatial analysis of Italian motorway drivers' attitudes is outlined. Weather information services seem more popular in some northern corridors. The need for congestion information devices seems relatively strong round main city rings and feeding corridors. Accident signalling technology is seen as specially important on some dangerous links in north-east Italy.

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  • Authors:
    • HILFERINK, M
    • Nijkamp, P
    • PEPPING, G
    • Reggiani, A
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 255-69
  • Serial:
    • BUILT ENVIRONMENT
    • Volume: 21
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Alexandrine Press
    • ISSN: 0263-7960

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723176
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1996 12:00AM