Development and Validation of Internet-Based Personal Travel Assistance System For Mobility Management

In the Nagoya (Japan) Metropolitan Area, cars driven by commuters contribute heavily to traffic jams and congestion during peak periods. This paper describes the development of a Personalized Integrated Travel Assistance System, designed to rethink how cars are used for commuting and thus lessen the burden on the environment. The proposed system works with a Mobility Management program, which has three subsystems: the iMM sub-system for automatically diagnosing travel behavior; the PP sub-system for collecting accurate travel behavior information including route choice based on GPS data; and the PRONAVI sub-system for providing multi-mode route information about the environmentally optimal route. These systems are integrated and support the efforts of drivers to make environmentally sound decisions about their driving behaviors. The authors report the results of the use of this system in a pilot program of Mobility Management based on the Internet and on GPS-equipped cell phones. At the end of the pilot program, total carbon dioxide emissions were about 20% lower than they were at the beginning. These reductions were due to the users switching from cars to public transportation, walking, or bicycles.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01140655
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2009 3:49PM