IMPACTS OF PRE-TRIP AND EN-ROUTE INFORMATION ON COMMUTERS TRAVEL DECISIONS: SUMMARY OF LABORATORY AND SURVEY-BASED EXPERIMENTS FROM CALIFORNIA. IN: BEHAVIORAL AND NETWORK IMPACTS OF DRIVER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Real driver information on traffic conditions, incidents, weather, special events and route guidance, is expected to reduce the cost of travel by aiding the driver in planning a trip and making better travel decisions. It may also be utilized to better distribute traffic over road networks and thereby improve their utilization. The development and implementation of advanced traveler information system (ATIS) to best serve individual drivers and to maximize system performance, however, involve many issues. For example, (1) What types of information are important? (2) How accurate and how current must the information be for the system to be useful?, (3) How do travelers respond to prescriptive information when it does not agree with his/her prior belief? As part of California's partnership for Advanced Transit and Highway (PATH) program, a multiannual project, ATIS Impact on Travel Demand, has addressed some of the fundamental behavioral questions associated with these two sets of issues. The focus of the project has been on travelers behavioral response to ATIS information. This paper offers a summary of the findings accumulate on drivers response to ATIS. Based on the accumulation of research findings, implications are drawn for successful development and implementation of ATIS.

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  • Authors:
    • Kitamura, R
    • Jovanis, P P
    • Abdel-Aty, M
    • Vaughn, K M
    • Reddy, P
  • Publication Date: 1999

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00794240
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1840145064
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 2000 12:00AM