National transport models have taken on the new modeling methods and there have been theoretical and empirical advances in performance measurement. Coverage will include current demand methods, data issues, valuation, cost and performance, and updated traffic models.
Self-driving vehicles offer the promise of significant benefits to society, but raise several policy challenges, including the need to update insurance liability regulations and privacy concerns such as who will control the data generated by this technology.
RAND Europe is updating and re-estimating the UK national car ownership models to use more recent data, and to make improvements to the model specifications based on experience in applying the model. In particular, the current model is known to over-predict car ownership in dense urban areas, particularly London.
By determining the non-economic factors that have affected automobility in developed countries, researchers can predict how automobility might evolve in developing countries such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China.
RAND Europe researchers are developing models capable of predicting levels of transport demand in South East Wales in response to a range of different policy options and in light of demographic changes.
To reduce traffic along a heavily congested Texas toll road, researchers used stated preference surveys and discrete choice models to understand how motorists will respond to alternative time-of-day pricing policies.
RAND Europe researchers sought to understand the factors shaping road transport demand in the UK, for both passengers and freight, to help policymakers know how their actions will impact infrastructure needs.
This study presents findings of a rapid evidence assessment to better understand the factors and trends influencing the levelling off in total miles driven in Britain since the 1990s. The report describes evidence on key factors and trends that have influenced car mileage levels, and identifies gaps in the evidence base.
Autonomous vehicle technology is already here: Cars park themselves, alert drivers to impending dangers, and even apply the brakes in emergencies. But what will it take to unlock its potential for major societal benefits?
Although countries with high levels of economic development generally have more personal automobile travel than less-affluent nations, income is not the only factor that determines a nation's demand for cars.
Automobility -- travel in personal vehicles -- varies between countries. This brief summarizes a study of the factors besides economic development that affect automobility and how automobility might evolve in developing countries.