Travelers' preferences for in-vehicle information systems: An exploratory analysis

Fred Mannering, Soon Gwan Kim, Linda Ng, Woodrow Barfield

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A sample of travelers' preferences toward in-vehicle traffic information systems was undertaken and appropriate statistical models were estimated. Specifically, ordered logit and regression analyses were conducted to quantify travelers' ratings of the importance of in-vehicle system attributes, and the distance ahead that they prefer to be notified of various types of information provided by in-vehicle systems. Model estimation results show that travelers' socio-economics, habitual travel patterns, commute congestion levels and attitudes toward in-vehicle technologies are significant determinants of travelers' importance ratings and the preferred distance ahead of in-vehicle system information. These model results provide important information for both marketing and design of in-vehicle information systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-351
Number of pages13
JournalTransportation Research Part C
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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