The Value of Advanced Traveler Information Systems for Route Choice
Over the next few years, driver behavior should become more informed with the advent and deployment of in-vehicle navigation systems. This paper analyzes systems that provide the driver the fastest path between his or her current location and final destination, updated in real-time to consider recurring and non-recurring congestion. The traveler's full cost per trip is a bundle comprised of both expected travel time and its reliability. This paper explores these topics from a theoretical economic perspective and then simulates stylized cases. Simulation results indicate that typical information benefits are at a maximum on the precipice of congestion, when vehicles are arriving at a rate of 95 percent of the capacity, while non-recurring congestion benefits are much greater.
|Date of creation:||2003|
|Publication status:||Published in Transportation Research part C 11(1) 75-87.|
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