Breakout #15

Breakout Session #15

Behavioral Experiments For Modeling Adoption and Use of Automated Vehicles

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Room: Continental 7


  • Joan Walker, University of California, Berkeley


The objective of this workshop is to bring together travel demand and behavioral researchers to provide structure, guidelines, and direction for behavioral experiments to support modeling, planning, and policy for automated vehicles.

Previous workshops at AVS 2014 and 2015 regarding the regional planning implications of automated vehicles highlighted the outstanding challenge of developing credible experiments to study the behavioral impacts of automated vehicles (and thereby develop behavioral models). Traditional approaches that are currently being employed are limited, because they either focus on safety and human factors rather than travel behavior (driving simulators; controlled test beds), assume travel behavior implications (microsimulators; network analysis), or ask about hypothetical scenarios that are too unfamiliar to the subjects (stated preference studies). New methods and creative techniques for behavioral experiments are necessary, for example creative applications of stated preferences, focus groups, simulators, analogous modes, gaming, and virtual reality.


1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Welcome and Objectives Yoram Shiftan (Technion)
1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Current Experiments
Typology Dimitris Milakis (TU Delft)
Yoram Shiftan (Technion)
Siva Srinivasan (U of Florida)
Joan Walker (UC Berkeley)
Ultra-Lightning Talks Matthew Beck (New South Wales; U of Sydney)
Francesco Ciari (ETH Zürich)
Giovanni Circella (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Ricardo Daziano (Cornell University)
Bilal Farooq (Polytechnique Montréal)
Kara Kockelman (University of Texas)
Arun Kuppam (Cambridge Systematics)
Hani Mahmassani (Northwestern University)
Eric Molin (TU Delft)
Vinayak Dixit, University of New South Wales
Chris Scwartz (University of Iowa)
Stefan Trommer (German Aerospace Center)
Simon Washington (Queensland U of Technology)
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Audience Discussion
Building on current experiments:
What are the essential behaviors and parameters to be estimated?
How to project to a situation that doesn’t yet exist?
How to deal with uncertainty and make insights more reliable/valuable?
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Determining Next Steps Joan Walker (UC Berkeley)

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