Travelers ability to observe changes in traffic intensities and traffic light settings

Jacob Dirk Vreeswijk, Michael Do, Wilco Middag, Marieke Hendrikje Martens, Eric C. van Berkum, Bart van Arem

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Abstract

Travel choice behavior is an important determinant in traffic and subject to human imperfection and bounded rationality. In decision-making processes travelers seldom act perfectly rational. Traffic models and traffic network management measure could become more realistic and effective, if travelers' (dis)abilities, reasoning and perception are better understood and taken into consideration. The aims of this study were: (1) to determine travelers' ability to detect changing traffic intensities and traffic light setting on their trip, and (2) to determine how travelers estimate the value of such changes. The survey results show that travelers are more sensitive to changes in traffic light settings than to changes in traffic intensities, but in general unable to observe all changes in traffic conditions. Besides, a relative large group of travelers perceive the opposite of what they actually experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International IEEE Annual Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Washington DC, 5-7 October 2011
Editors ITSC
Place of PublicationWashington
PublisherOmniPress
Pages457-462
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-2196-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2011
Event14th International IEEE Annual Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2011 - Washington, United States
Duration: 5 Oct 20117 Oct 2011
Conference number: 14

Publication series

Name
PublisherIEEE

Conference

Conference14th International IEEE Annual Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2011
Abbreviated titleITSC
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period5/10/117/10/11

Keywords

  • METIS-275536
  • IR-101425

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