Vehicle holding path transitions: A latent class model using retrospective survey data

S. Rasouli, H. J.P. Timmermans

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Abstract

Understanding the dynamics of vehicle holding paths is critical in developing any dynamic model of activity-travel behaviour. Moreover, knowledge of engine type is required to calculate emission levels. Assuming that some individuals and households show high similarity in their vehicle holdings over time, a potentially important stepping stone in this model development is the identification of latent patterns in transitions in vehicle holding paths. In this paper, transitions between vehicle types in vehicle holding paths were derived from retrospective data. A latent class model is used to derive a segmentation of respondents based on their similarity in transitions. Results for three latent classes indicate the existence of a latent class, predominantly loyal to small family cars, and another latent class loyal to medium-sized cars. However, there is also a substantial degree of transition between these car types. A third latent class is dominated by loyalty to MPV/SUV cars.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2013 - Travel Behaviour and Society
PublisherHong Kong Society for Transportation Studies
Pages581-586
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789881581426
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event18th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies on Travel Behaviour and Society, HKSTS 2013 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 14 Dec 201316 Dec 2013

Conference

Conference18th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies on Travel Behaviour and Society, HKSTS 2013
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period14/12/1316/12/13

Keywords

  • Latent structure analysis
  • Retrospective surveys
  • Vehicle holding

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