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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.
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...
Using GPS data to understand driving behavior
This paper investigates driving behavior based on GPS data collected by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). The database contains driving data for 78 drivers living in the Detroit metropolitan region in 2004, with automobile use tracked on a day-to-day basis for...
Visualizing travel patterns with a GPS dataset : how commuting routes influence non-work travel behavior
This paper examines the spatial patterns of non-work activities for 34 drivers in the Southeast Michigan region. Capitalizing upon a unique global positioning systems (GPS) dataset and GIS visualization techniques, this study quantifies the spatial distributions of non-work activities for drivers...
Stuck in traffic : analyzing real time traffic capabilities of personal navigation devices and traffic phone applications.
The global positioning system (GPS) market is a fast changing, highly competitive market. Products change frequently as they try to provide the best customer experience for a service that is based on the need for real-time data. Two major functions of the GPS unit are to correctly report traffic...