Impact of Smartphone Applications on Trip Routing and Congestion Management
Jan. 29, 2020
- 12 PM EST
- Speakers: Dr. Angshuman Guin, GaTech, & Dr. Mohammed Hadi, FIU
Most smartphone owners today regularly use navigation applications such as Google Maps and Waze, for route guidance. Although the use of mobile devices for in-vehicle navigation has become ubiquitous among drivers, there is limited research investigating the true impact of routing apps on trip routing or travel behavior. This study evaluated trip re-routing potential of route guidance apps, how drivers utilize the information provided, and the impact of traffic re-routing on roadway facility usage, congestion, and prevailing speeds. This study investigated the travel behavior associated with navigation app usage through the collection of a stated preference questionnaires and location history data.
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