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Trust-Networks for Changing Driver Behavior During Severe Weather
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Media Technology and Graphic Arts, Media.
2011 (English)In: 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The vulnerability of modern cities to severe weather, decreased traffic safety and efficiency, challenge conventional weather service providers while raising new demands on robustness of the society and weather information services. In this paper, some results from studies of a network for sharing weather information, are presented. The network, based on one meteorology expert and 440 volunteers interested in weather due to their daily dependence on traffic conditions, was used as a channel for providing early warnings on severe weather events predicted to occur in Stockholm. In several experiments performed in 2010, the participants’ behavior and evaluation of the service were measured through answers provided in several questionnaires on habits and behavior, additionally including users’ own weather reports provided on request of the expert. Based upon the acquired results, this paper suggests that social networks are a convenient channel and the best available method for efficient distribution and dissemination of weather alerts to the broad public.

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weather, information service, early warning, severe weather, participation, changed behavior, drivers, scoring, share weather, web 2.0
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-50426ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84896905094OAI: diva2:461867
18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). Orlando. October 16-20 2011
QC 20111208Available from: 2011-12-05 Created: 2011-12-05 Last updated: 2011-12-08Bibliographically approved

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