Title

People’s attitudes toward automated vehicle and transit integration: case study of small urban areas

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2021

Subject Area

place - north america, place - urban, planning - surveys, planning - integration, mode - bus, ridership - attitudes, technology - intelligent transport systems

Keywords

Automated vehicles (AV), transit, AV-transit integration, attitudes, survey, small urban areas, case study

Abstract

Previous surveys of people’s attitudes toward automated vehicles (AVs) and transit integration have primarily taken place in large urban areas. AV-transit integration also has a great potential in small urban areas. This paper is based on a survey of people’s attitudes towards AV-transit integration carried out in two small urban areas in the US State of Wisconsin. A total of 266 finished responses were analyzed using text mining, factor analysis, and regression analysis. Results show that respondents know about AVs and driving assistance technologies and welcome AV-transit integration but are unsure about its potential impacts. Technology-savvy respondents were more positive but had more concerns about AV-transit integration than others. Respondents who enjoyed driving were not necessarily against transit, as they were more positive about AV-transit integration and were more willing to use automated buses than those who did not enjoy driving as much. Transit users were more positive toward AV-transit integration than non-transit users.

Rights

Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Taylor&Francis, copyright remains with them.

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