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Professor Phil Blythe
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Parking guidance and information (PGI) systems are thought to enable a more efficient control and management of the traffic and the use of the available car park in urban areas. Despite the installation of PGI systems in many cities and their operation for a number of years, the levels of usage of PGI remain much lower than expected. To guide investment and operational decisions, this paper examines the existing PGI systems from the drivers’ perspective. The results show that PGI is not efficiently used and often ignored by drivers due to its inaccurate or out-of-date nature. Habitual behaviour also played an important role in the choices of a car park. However, there is a desire for more accurate, dynamic and personalised parking information through different means at pre-trip stage and en-route stage. The results of this survey should provide some guidance in the design of future PGI systems.
Author(s): Ji YJ, Guo AW, Blythe PT, Wang W, Deng W
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: 19th ITS World Congress
Year of Conference: 2012