IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Potentiale, Wirkungen und ökonomische Bewertung von hochwertigen Verkehrsinformationsdiensten


  • Beckers, Thorsten
  • Zwick, Daniel
  • Walf, Fabian
  • Dressler, Florian
  • Pape, Henning
  • von Hirschhausen, Christian R.


This paper analyzes the high-end range of traffic information systems for individual motorized traffic and for public transport. 'High value-added' traffic services are characterized by dynamic, personalized information, including suggestions for alternative routing; they are supplied on a commercial basis, mainly by private enterprises. Based on a qualitative forecast of the diffusion of high value-added traffic information systems, we estimate their potential impact on the transport system as a whole, as well as on the environment. The approach also considers the strategies of the key actors (mainly enterprises) at each level of the value-added chain: Primary data collection and treatment, distribution of information services, data transfer, and the reception of information via specialized devices. The study concludes that high value-added traffic information systems will be much more widely diffused in the future, both in public transport and in individual motorized traffic. Traffic information services will also lead to a more efficient use of infrastructure. However, as regards economic policy, there seems to be no need for state intervention to remedy market failure.

Suggested Citation

  • Beckers, Thorsten & Zwick, Daniel & Walf, Fabian & Dressler, Florian & Pape, Henning & von Hirschhausen, Christian R., 2001. "Potentiale, Wirkungen und ökonomische Bewertung von hochwertigen Verkehrsinformationsdiensten," Discussion Papers 2001/14, Technische Universität Berlin, School of Economics and Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:tubsem:200114

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:zbw:tubsem:200114. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (ZBW - German National Library of Economics). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.