Effects of Advanced Traveller Information Systems on Agents' Behaviour in a Traffic Scenario

TRAFFIC AND GRANULAR FLOW '05, T. Pöschel, A. Schadschneider, R. Kühne, M. Schreckenberg, D. E. Wolf, eds., Springer, Heidelberg, p. 631-640, 2007

Posted: 17 May 2006 Last revised: 28 Oct 2007

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Thorsten Chmura

University of Bonn - Faculty of Law & Economics; Nottingham University Business School

Johannes Kaiser

University of Bonn - Laboratory for Experimental Economics

Thomas Pitz

University of Bonn

Mark Blumberg

University of Bonn

Marco Brück

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

A genetic algorithm approach is used to study the behaviour of agents in a simulation of a daily route choice. There are two roads to choose and we show that there is a welfare enhancing effect of an Advanced Traveller Information System (ATIS) in comparison to the standard case without an ATIS. In the first case it is remarkable that not all agents follow the recommendation of the ATIS and the equilibrium distribution is only approximately attained.

Keywords: traffic, computational economics, genetic algorithm, action trees, multi agents systems, simulation, traveller information system

JEL Classification: C45, C61, D83, L92

Suggested Citation

Chmura, Thorsten and Kaiser, Johannes and Pitz, Thomas and Blumberg, Mark and Brück, Marco, Effects of Advanced Traveller Information Systems on Agents' Behaviour in a Traffic Scenario. TRAFFIC AND GRANULAR FLOW '05, T. Pöschel, A. Schadschneider, R. Kühne, M. Schreckenberg, D. E. Wolf, eds., Springer, Heidelberg, p. 631-640, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=901731

Thorsten Chmura

University of Bonn - Faculty of Law & Economics ( email )

Postfach 2220
D-53012 Bonn
Germany

Nottingham University Business School

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Nottingham, NG8 1BB
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Johannes Kaiser (Contact Author)

University of Bonn - Laboratory for Experimental Economics ( email )

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Thomas Pitz

University of Bonn ( email )

BWL 1
Adenauerallee 24-42
Bonn, D-53012
Germany

Mark Blumberg

University of Bonn ( email )

Regina-Pacis-Weg 3
Postfach 2220
Bonn, D-53012
Germany

Marco Brück

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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