Impact of ubiquitous real-time information on bus passenger route choice

  Real Time Travel Information (RTTI) systems deliver information to a wide range of travellers using different modes, with the aim of making their travel faster and smoother. Nowadays almost every person has access to these information through internet. Considerable Investments and efforts are given on the development and dissemination of passenger information. Even after the implementation, sources of information need to be monitored by the providers to keep the software updated as well as the type of information provision. The effectiveness of RTTI and hence the value of the investments into the necessary technologies may be increased with a robust understanding of how RTTI influences change in traveller behaviour. The impact of RTTI and in particular of Ubiquitous Real-Time Passenger Information (URTPI) has been studied both in the real world and by means of computer based experiments, but our understanding is still limited and fragmented regarding travel choices in public transport systems in particular. This research puts efforts to minimize the knowledge gap between URTPI provision and the impacts on travel choice behaviour in particular route choice. Our study will contribute to one of the major aspects of transport planning: the knowledge of understanding travellers’ behaviour. This will minimize the fragmentation of knowledge on the impact of URTPI and will reveal the impact in particular on route choice, which is essential for the design of the state-of-the-art URTPI and for maximizing its benefits.

  • Dates:

    2015 to 2018

  • Qualification:

    Doctorate (PhD)

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