The technology that allows fully automated driving already exists and it may gradually enter the market over the forthcoming decades. Technology assimilation and automated vehicle acceptance in different countries is of high interest to many scholars, manufacturers, and policymakers worldwide. We model the mode choice between automated vehicles and conventional cars using a mixed multinomial logit heteroskedastic error component type model. Specifically, we capture preference heterogeneity assuming a continuous distribution across individuals. Different choice scenarios, based on respondents’ reported trip, were presented to respondents from six European countries: Cyprus, Hungary, Iceland, Montenegro, Slovenia, and the UK. We found that large reservations towards automated vehicles exist in all countries with 70% conventional private car choices, and 30% automated vehicles choices. We found that men, under the age of 60, with a high income who currently use private car, are more likely to be early adopters of automated vehicles. We found significant differences in automated vehicles acceptance in different countries. Individuals from Slovenia and Cyprus show higher automated vehicles acceptance while individuals from wealthier countries, UK, and Iceland, show more reservations towards them. Nontrading mode choice behaviors, value of travel time, and differences in model parameters among the different countries are discussed.
Modeling cross-national differences in automated vehicle acceptance / Etzioni, S.; Hamadneh, J.; Elvarsson, A. B.; Esztergar-Kiss, D.; Djukanovic, M.; Neophytou, S. N.; Sodnik, J.; Polydoropoulou, A.; Tsouros, I.; Pronello, C.; Thomopoulos, N.; Shiftan, Y.. - In: SUSTAINABILITY. - ISSN 2071-1050. - ELETTRONICO. - 12:22(2020), pp. 1-22.
|Titolo:||Modeling cross-national differences in automated vehicle acceptance|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su12229765|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|