Common preferences of different user segments as basis for intelligent transport system: case study - Finland

Anu Tuominen, Tuuli Järvi, Jukka Räsänen, Ari Sirkiä, Veli Himanen

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    The ultimate purpose of the transport system is to serve the needs and expectations of the end users, who in turn shape the system by their own behaviour, actions and investments. This paper examines, within the framework of the Large Technological Systems theory the possibility to categorise users of the transport system into homogeneous segments on the basis of their differences in daily mobility and transportation of goods. Furthermore, the potential to deepen this segmentation to describe the needs of, but later in the policy process also the social acceptance by, different user groups for new transport technology or policy, is examined.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)59-68
    JournalIET Intelligent Transport Systems
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed



    • Large Technological Systems theory
    • daily mobility
    • end users
    • intelligent transport system
    • policy process
    • social acceptance
    • transport system
    • transport technology
    • transportation
    • user segments

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