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Where do people drive? navigation system use by typical drivers and auto experts / Victor Ei-Wen Lo, Paul A. Green, and Alfred Franzblau.

In: Journal of Navigation. Vol. 64, no. 2 (2011), p. 357-373.

Authors: Victor Ei-Wen Lo, Paul A. Green, Alfred Franzblau.

To effectively design navigation and travel information systems, car manufacturers need data on how these systems are typically used. In this study, researchers surveyed thirty typical drivers and eleven auto experts to determine previously visited destinations, favourite destinations, and other information. Unexpectedly, subjects predominantly reported they used navigation systems to reach familiar destinations (typical drivers: 61%; auto experts: 89%). History was self-reported to be a very common entry method (typical drivers: 30%; auto experts: 24%), which conflicted with data retrieved from navigation systems (both groups: <1%). Based on the history list, common trip purposes included Shopping and visiting Friends- Houses.

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