Usage Patterns and Perceptions of Shared Autonomous Vehicles (SAVs): Empirical Findings from a Self-Driving Service

Muhammad Arif Khan, Roya Etminani-Ghasrodashti, Sharareh Kermanshachi, Jay Michael Rosenberger, Ann Foss

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Abstract

Technology-driven mobility services such as shared autonomous vehicles (SAVs) are gaining in popularity, and many cities in the world are implementing pilot projects that provide flexible on-demand services. SAVs strengthen the accessibility and mobility of underserved populations and enhance the efficiency of existing transit services by offering first/last mile connectivity. Due to a lack of empirical data, most of the existing literature on SAVs is based on hypothetical scenarios and simulation models; literature on modeling actual data is still scant. This study, developed based on real-time ridership data from an SAV service platform, is intended to fill that gap. We use the cluster analysis technique to identify patterns in trips lengths and durations, trip purposes, and bookings and the results indicated differences in the segments of users. The findings of this study will be helpful in planning, implementation, and marketing future SAV projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAutomated People Movers and Automated Transit Systems 2022 - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Automated People Movers and Automated Transit Systems
EditorsWilliam J. Sproule
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages94-104
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780784484388
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event18th International Conference on Automated People Movers and Automated Transit Systems, APM-ATS 2022 - Seattle, United States
Duration: May 31 2022Jun 3 2022

Publication series

NameAutomated People Movers and Automated Transit Systems 2022 - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Automated People Movers and Automated Transit Systems

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Automated People Movers and Automated Transit Systems, APM-ATS 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period5/31/226/3/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation

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