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Exploration of Route Choice Behavior with Advanced Traveler Information Using Neural Network Concepts

UCD-ITS-RP-93-08

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Yang, Hai, Ryuichi Kitamura, Paul P. Jovanis, Kenneth M. Vaughn, Mohamed A. Abdel-Aty (1993) Exploration of Route Choice Behavior with Advanced Traveler Information Using Neural Network Concepts. Transportation 20 (2), 199 - 223

A model of driver's route choice behavior under advanced traveler information system (ATIS) is developed based on data collected from learning experiments using interactive computer simulation. The experiment subjected drivers to 32 simulated days in which they were to choose between the freeway or a side road. A neural network model is used as a convenient modeling technique in this initial phase of the analysis. The results indicated that most subjects made route choices based mainly on their recent experiences. It was also demonstrated that route choice behaviors are related to the personal characteristics as well as the characteristics of the respective routes. Travel experiences have less effect on the choice of the side road compared to the freeway and the results indicate that the prediction accuracy of the model, the acceptance rate of advice, and the quality of advice are closely correlated. The model developed here was for advice consistently provided at a level of 75 percent accuracy. The paper concludes with a discussion of experimental limitations and suggestions for future research.