An Interactive Tool for Collecting Traveler Behavior Information
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of the 87th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Jan. 2008, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
Understanding driver behavior and response to traffic information is necessary in order toachieve the maximum benefit from Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS). This paperdescribes the development of a travel simulator to collect information on driver route choice inresponse to traffic information. A main feature of the simulator is the realistic representation ofmultiple traffic information sources (currently VMS and radio messages). Furthermore, thesimulator is one of the first Internet-based travel simulators, and the only one that accuratelysimulated the driving task. The simulator consists of collection of pre-trip information anddefault route information followed by multiple simulated trips with varying incidents and trafficinformation. The simulator is evaluated and measures well against established guidelines fortravel simulator development. Results will be discussed in future papers as data collection usingthe simulator is ongoing as of August 2007.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
travel simulation, route choice, driver behavior, ATIS, interactive web survey
Computer and Information Science Civil Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-10801OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-10801DiVA: diva2:227992
QC 201102182009-07-222009-07-222011-02-18Bibliographically approved