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Specification of trip planning systems

Specification of trip planning systems
Specification of trip planning systems

In the presentations and discussions a number of themes emerged. One was that there is undoubted potential for Trip Planning Systems, particularly with improving telecommunications and the opportunity to use federated databases, obviating the need for special data collection. It is not clear, however, how the information from Trip Planning Systems can most effectively be delivered, whether by telephone line, home computers or future home-to-system interactive means. A further theme to emerge was the extent to which individuals making a particular journey would actually need an all-embracing multimodal system or whether mode-specific systems would be preferable (and less complex). On a geographical scale, it was felt that if a system, particularly an all-embracing one, is to succeed, it might be best to aim initially for conurbations or corridors, rather than a national system. Finally, there was wide agreement that in order to succeed the public must perceive any system of information to be reliable. This suggests that although data validation checks make major demands on programming time, these are nevertheless essential for reliability and so for success.

0041-0683
609-610
Marler, Nick
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Preston, John
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Marler, Nick
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Preston, John
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Marler, Nick and Preston, John (1993) Specification of trip planning systems. Traffic Engineering and Control, 34 (12), 609-610.

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In the presentations and discussions a number of themes emerged. One was that there is undoubted potential for Trip Planning Systems, particularly with improving telecommunications and the opportunity to use federated databases, obviating the need for special data collection. It is not clear, however, how the information from Trip Planning Systems can most effectively be delivered, whether by telephone line, home computers or future home-to-system interactive means. A further theme to emerge was the extent to which individuals making a particular journey would actually need an all-embracing multimodal system or whether mode-specific systems would be preferable (and less complex). On a geographical scale, it was felt that if a system, particularly an all-embracing one, is to succeed, it might be best to aim initially for conurbations or corridors, rather than a national system. Finally, there was wide agreement that in order to succeed the public must perceive any system of information to be reliable. This suggests that although data validation checks make major demands on programming time, these are nevertheless essential for reliability and so for success.

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Published date: December 1993

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Local EPrints ID: 419663
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/419663
ISSN: 0041-0683
PURE UUID: 8820ff42-b906-43e9-bdd0-e252f7617edd
ORCID for John Preston: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6866-049X

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Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:42

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Author: Nick Marler
Author: John Preston ORCID iD

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