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New Study: Navigating a fad or the future? Opportunities and limitations in integrating carshare membership and automated vehicle propensity in travel demand forecasting


Blog Post By:

Patrick Yutiga



Paper by:

Eric Petersen & Matthias Sweet



Our co-director Dr. Matthias Sweet, and Eric Petersen recently published a journal article on new mobility services, including carsharing and automated vehicles (AVs), are changing mobility Here are some of the highlights

  • This study demonstrates the feasibility of bridging planners’ programming and experimentation responsibilities in navigating uncertainty by developing forecasting tools which account for new technologies and fuse data from a large-scale Canadian household travel survey, the Transportation Tomorrow Survey (2016), with a one-time, internet-based survey with questions related to new mobility services.
  • This study uses a fused nested logit model to explore the characteristics of consumers with propensities towards AV ownership and carshare membership in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
  • Findings indicate joint effects of these two technologies.



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From the Journal Article: "Navigating a fad or the future? Opportunities and limitations in integrating carshare membership and automated vehicle propensity in travel demand forecasting"