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Influence of mobility information services on travel behavior

Franken, Verena and Lenz, Barbara (2005) Influence of mobility information services on travel behavior. Research Symposium on Societies and Cities in the Age of Instant Access, Salt Lake City (USA).

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Abstract

Information and communication technologies (ICT) provide new options to ease the individual’s access to all kinds of transport modes. This is linked to the expectation that ICT offer the possibility to influence travel behavior in a way that traffic problems can be reduced. While a considerable number especially of information services is already available, there is little knowledge about both the acceptance and use of these services and their influence on transport behavior. The fullpaper will present results from a German national telephone survey about user needs and user affinities as to traffic information, mobility and use of ICT. The survey explores people’s attitudes and uses of traffic information as well as its influence on travel behavior. The methodological approach consists in the investigation of current behavioral patterns on the one hand. On the other hand the interviewed persons were set in different hypothetical situations that implied the use of a transport information service or a navigation system. The data lead to the identification of different user groups of information services by a cluster analysis. It can be shown that there exists a relation between the user type and the influence that transport information services have on travel behavior. ICT use for travel may even be assumed that it put forward social exclusion due to the dependence of the availability on mobile devices. Future development of information services should consider that it does not favor special groups within the society.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Influence of mobility information services on travel behavior
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Franken, VerenaUNSPECIFIED
Lenz, BarbaraUNSPECIFIED
Date:November 2005
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:mobility information services, travel behavior, user needs, user groups of information services
Event Title:Research Symposium on Societies and Cities in the Age of Instant Access
Event Location:Salt Lake City (USA)
Event Type:international Conference
Organizer:2005-11-10 - 2005-11-12
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:V SM - Sicherung der Mobilität (old), V UR - Schonung von Umwelt und Ressourcen (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V SM - Sicherung der Mobilität, V UR - Schonung von Umwelt und Ressourcen
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsprognose in Ballungsräumen (old), V - Systemanalyse (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research
Deposited By: Verena Franken
Deposited On:25 May 2007
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:24

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