Behavioral inertia, network equilibrium, and traveler information systems

Chi Xie, Zugang Liu

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Abstract

This paper presents an equilibrium modeling scheme for describing network flows formed by behaviorally inertial travelers routing in stochastic networks with a finite number of states. The network flow pattern is an aggregation result of recurrent traffic dynamics caused by varying network states. A finite-dimensional variational inequality model is formulated to describe the cross-state equilibrium conditions among heterogeneous travelers with different inertial degrees and knowledge structures. This model allows for traveler's partial understanding and inertial effect in perceiving varying network conditions and provides a different perspective (from existing stochastic and Markovian network equilibrium approaches) to describe traffic flow variations across multiple network scenarios. Numerical results from a few stochastic network examples demonstrate the validity and effectiveness of our methodology in modeling the inertia phenomenon in route choice behavior and the efficacy of using traveler information systems to eliminate the inertia effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 16th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Subtitle of host publicationIntelligent Transportation Systems for All Modes, ITSC 2013
Pages2113-2118
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 16th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems: Intelligent Transportation Systems for All Modes, ITSC 2013 - The Hague, Netherlands
Duration: Oct 6 2013Oct 9 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC

Other

Other2013 16th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems: Intelligent Transportation Systems for All Modes, ITSC 2013
CountryNetherlands
CityThe Hague
Period10/6/1310/9/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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