When implementing traveler information systems that promote voluntary changes in travel behavior, incorporate functions for feedback, advice, and action-planning.
Experience with Mobility Management in Japan.
When implementing traveler information systems that encourage individuals to modify their travel behavior and use non-auto transport such as walking, bicycles, and public transportation:
- Minimize the amount of data that must be recorded and manually input by travelers. Cell phones with Internet and GPS functions can be used as TDM (Transportation Demand Management) devices to improve the cost-effectiveness of collecting travel behavior data. These TDM devices should not burden the user with complicated operations, a range of input items, and excessive functionality. Consider designs that can be easily used by the elderly.
- Offer personalized advice and feedback based on action. Develop an automated expert system to identify and diagnose a variety of travel behavior patterns. Feedback should include an assessment of planned versus actual travel behavior and include recommendations for multi-modal route options and timing alternatives.
- Provide users with good planning tools. Planning tools should be easy to use, identify the most efficient commuter routes, and support multi-modal travelers.
Development and Validation of Internet-Based Personalized Travel Assistance System for Mobility Management
Author: Tomotaka Usui, et.al.
Published By: Paper presented at the 15th ITS Word Congress. New York City, New York
Source Date: 16-20 November 2008.
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