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Measuring, analysing and explaining the value of travel time savings for autonomous driving

Kolarova, Viktoriya (2021) Measuring, analysing and explaining the value of travel time savings for autonomous driving. Dissertation, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. doi: 10.18452/23077.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.18452/23077


Autonomous driving will potentially strongly affect preferences for time spent in a vehicle and, consequently, the value of travel time savings (VTTS). As VTTS is a key element of cost-benefit analysis for transport, these interrelations are crucial for analysing the potential impact of the technology on future travel demand. Despite the increasing number of studies dedicated to this topic there are still many unanswered questions. The focus of the thesis is to measure potential changes in the VTTS resulting from the introduction of autonomous driving and analyse their determinants. Qualitative approaches and quantitative methods were used. Two concepts of AVs were considered: a privately-owned AV (PAV) and a shared AV (SAV). The analysis results suggest lower VTTS for autonomous driving compared to manual driving, but only on commuting trips. A PAV is perceived as a more attractive option than an SAV, but user preferences for SAVs vary between the conducted studies. Individual characteristics, such as experience with advanced driver assistance systems, strongly affect the perception of time in an AV; other socio-demographic factors, such as age and gender, affect mode choices and the VTTS mainly indirectly by influencing the attitudes of potential users. The improvement in travel experiences due to autonomous driving and trust in the technology are important determinants of the perception of travel time. Enjoyment of driving and other perceived benefits of manual driving partially counterbalance the utility of riding autonomously. VTTS for different potential user segments were calculated. In conclusion, several policy implications, development recommendations for AVs as well as recommendations for future studies and potential research avenues are derived from the findings.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/147215/
Document Type:Thesis (Dissertation)
Title:Measuring, analysing and explaining the value of travel time savings for autonomous driving
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Kolarova, ViktoriyaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4365-5528UNSPECIFIED
Date:29 October 2021
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Number of Pages:111
Keywords:autonomous driving, value of time, user acceptance, VTTS, transport policy, discrete choice models
Institution:Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Zukunftsbilder eines automatisierten integrierten Verkehrssystems (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Passenger Transport
Deposited By: Kolarova, Viktoriya
Deposited On:10 Dec 2021 16:16
Last Modified:20 Dec 2021 11:17

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