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An examination of the factors that influence drivers’ willingness to use the parking guidance information

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Yanjie Ji, Professor Phil BlytheORCiD, Dr Amy Guo


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Parking Guidance and Information (PGI) System becomes highly favourable for reducing circulating traffic and making efficient use of existing parking facilities. This paper is to examine the factors influence drivers’ willingness to use PGI. Factor analysis and the Structure Equation Model (SEM) were used to identify the latent attitudinal factors and the sensitivity of the factors was judged by Bayesian network. The heterogeneity of the factors was explored based on driver’s gender, age, driving years, education and travel frequency. The results show that drivers’ willingness to use PGI is significantly correlated to five attitudinal factors: perception of existing PGIs, difficulty in parking, confidence in the accuracy of the information, easy acquisition of information and information attributes. Male drivers, younger drivers, novice drivers and drivers who travel less frequently have lower level of willingness to use PGI.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Ji Y, Fu P, Blythe PT, Guo A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering

Year: 2015

Pages: 1-10

Online publication date: 17/02/2015

Acceptance date: 07/12/2014

ISSN (print): 1226-7988

ISSN (electronic): 1976-3808

Publisher: Korean Society of Civil Engineers


DOI: 10.1007/s12205-015-0029-5


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Funder referenceFunder name
Fundamental Research Funds for Central Universities
2012CB725402National Key Basic Research Program of China
51338003key National Natural Science Foundation of China
SJLX_0095Postgraduate research and innovation projects in Jiangsu Province