The Impact on Mode Choice of Activities Conducted while Commuting: Testing Transit-Advantage and Autonomous-Vehicle Scenarios

August 20, 2014
1:00PM-2:00PM (EST)

Location

Georgia Institute of Technology, West Building Conference Center Rooms 8-10
14th Street NW, Atlanta, GA

Speakers

Patricia L. Mokhtarian – Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Aliaksandr Malokin – Graduate Research Assistant, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Giovanni Circella – Research Engineer, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Event Overview

The recent advancements toward partly and fully automated vehicles are poised to revolutionize the perception and utilization of travel time in cars, and are further blurring the role of travel as a crisp transition between location-based activities. This talk presents a revealed preference mode choice model that accounts for the impact of multitasking attitudes and behavior on the utility of various alternatives. It has been discovered that engaging in productive activities (i.e. electronic reading/writing and using a laptop/tablet) significantly influences utility, and could account for a small but non-trivial portion of the current mode shares.

Presentation

To view the presentation from this event, click here.

Sponsors

Sponsored by The Office of Research and Technology (OST-R), University Transportation Centers Program

Questions

For more information, contact Denise E. Dunn at denise.e.dunn@dot.gov