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ICT for Transport

Opportunities and Threats Edited by Nikolas Thomopoulos, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Surrey, UK, Moshe Givoni, Transport Research Unit, Department of Geography and the Human Environment, Tel-Aviv University, Israel and the late Piet Rietveld, former Professor of Transport Economics, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are rapidly evolving and taking centre stage in everyday life in the 21st century alongside the increasing importance and value of information. This is particularly evident in the transport sector where ICT is greatly influencing our mobility and travel choices as well as travel experiences. With this background, this book provides evidence regarding the opportunities, threats, underlying principles and practical issues faced when deploying ICT for transport applications. By focusing on infrastructure, people and processes, the contributors to this book illustrate the challenges for academics, practitioners and policy makers alike through diverse case studies from across the world.
Extent: 336 pp
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Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 978 1 78347 128 7
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As the importance and value of information increases, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is rapidly evolving and taking centre stage in everyday life in the 21st century. This is particularly evident in the transport sector, where ICT is greatly influencing our mobility and travel choices as well as travel experience. In this context, ICT for Transport examines the opportunities, threats, underlying principles and practical issues faced when deploying ICT for transport applications, especially in the quest to achieve sustainable transport.

Focusing on infrastructure, people and processes, the contributors to this book use diverse case studies from around the world to illustrate the challenges faced by academics, practitioners and policy makers alike. The contents and bibliography provide up-to-date knowledge and expertise drawn from state of the art research in Europe, America, Asia and Africa.

ICT for Transport is a valuable source of information for those aiming to be at the forefront of the evolving field of ICT for transport. This analysis of the various threats and opportunities will assist them in making more informed decisions about the future use of ICT for transport and for the benefit of society.
'This wide-ranging volume offers a balanced look at the benefits as well as the caveats associated with various ICT applications in transport. Addressing transport demand and supply as well as policies affecting both, and combining specific case studies with general conceptualizations, the book makes an important contribution to our understanding – and best deployment – of this complex constellation of relationships between ICT and travel. It will be of great value to researchers and practitioners alike.'
– Patricia Mokhtarian, Georgia Institute of Technology, US

‘Transport is the testbed for many innovations in ICT and this book captures the essence of this fast moving and topical debate. It covers the behavioural implications, the potential impacts on sustainable transport, and the broader public policy issues. The approach is authoritative, matching the technological optimism with more pragmatic realism, and the contributors are smart in stressing both the opportunities and the need to limit the risks, as sustainable transport depends on all systems both societal and technological working together in harmony.’
– David Banister, University of Oxford, UK

‘Again a nice collection of papers from the highly productive NECTAR network! ICT increasingly influences the transport system. This timely book focuses on the relevance of ICT for sustainable transport. Most papers present empirical evidence of impacts of several ICTs based on surveys. The book also discusses the impact of ICT on travel behaviour and user requirements more generally, as well as planning and policy implications, including risks, implementation barriers and ethical issues. A must for researchers, policy makers and planners dealing with the potential contribution of ICT to make society more sustainable!’
– Bert van Wee, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Contributors: M. Angelidou, E. Avineri, E. Ben-Elia, K. Butts, A. Cadena, C. Camusso, M. Chatziathanasiou, E. Dodds, P. Envall, M. Givoni, B. Gyergyay, L.D. Han, H. Herzogenrath-Amelung, N. Komninos, A. Kortsari, X. Leal, W. Lu, D. Palencia, I. Passas, C. Pronello, P. Rietveld, M.S. Schoina, E. Sefertzi, N. Thomopoulos, P. Troullinou, Y. Tyrinopoulos, Q. Xu, C.P. Zegras,
Contents:

1. Introduction: Transport and ICT
Nikolas Thomopoulos, Moshe Givoni and Piet Rietveld

PART I CHANGING TRAVEL BEHAVIOUR THROUGH ICT FOR TRANSPORT
2. The Opportunities and Threats of Travel Information: A Behavioural Perspective
Eran Ben-Elia and Erel Avineri

3. User Requirements for the Design of Efficient Mobile Devices to Navigate Through the Public Transport Network
Cristina Pronello and Cristian Camusso

4. The Use of ICT to Provide Incentives to Change Habitual Travel Patterns
Bernard Gyergyay

PART II ICT APPLICATIONS AND SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT: THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES
5. Spatiotemporal Dynamics in Public Transport Personal Security Perceptions: Digital Evidence from Mexico City’s Periphery
P. Christopher Zegras, Kuan Butts, Arturo Cadena and Daniel Palencia

6. Enhancing Transport through Open Geospatial Data and Crowdsourcing
Qiyang Xu and Elizabeth Dodds

7. Impacts of Vehicular Communication Network on Traffic Dynamics and Fuel Efficiency
Wei Lu, Lee D. Han

8. ICT and Planning for Increased Cycling in Europe - Now and Tomorrow
Pelle Envall

PART III POLICIES PROMOTING ICT FOR TRANSPORT: CONTEMPORARY AND FUTURE CHALLENGES
9. Reversing the Order: Towards a Philosophically Informed Debate on ICT for Transport
Heidi Herzogenrath-Amelung, Pinelopi Troullinou and Nikolas Thomopoulos

10. Intelligent Transport Systems: Glocal Communities of Interest for Technology Commercialisation and Innovation
Margarita Angelidou, Nicos Komninos, Xavier Leal, Isidoros A. Passas, Maria S. Schoina and Elena Sefertzi

11. A Critical Overview of ICT Deployment in Transportation in Europe
Yannis Tyrinopoulos, Annie Kortsari and Maria Chatziathanasiou

PART IV PROVIDING THE FRAMEWORK OF ICT FOR TRANSPORT
12. Amalgamating ICT with Sustainable Transport – Building on Synergies and Avoiding Contradictions
Nikolas Thomopoulos, Moshe Givoni and Piet Rietveld

Index