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Evaluation of Drivers's Preference on Messages Delivered by VMS
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Evaluation of Drivers's Preference on Messages Delivered by VMS
Yeon, Ji-Youn; Kim, Tae-Hyung; Oh, Cheol;
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Variable Message Signs(VMS) is one of the important subsystems of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), which is useful for providing drivers with real-time information on traffic, roadway or weather conditions. In order to maximize the effectiveness of the VMS system, it is required to reflect drivers's preference on designing and operating the system. In this context, this study was conducted to develop strategies to deliver the messages in an efficient manner while many other previous studies focused primarily on the contents of the messages, from drivers's perspectives. Drivers's preference on message expression formats and message display orders were investigated through image analysis in the perspectives of a total of 40 subjects. With respect to message expression formats, drivers preferred Gulim or Dodum in font style, middle arrangement of the letters, pictogram combination as opposed to letters only, blank time less than 0.5 sec, appearing message in animation effect, messages in single phase, non-flashing message. In the matter of message display orders, drivers preferred to obtain link or traffic information in the lust place. Then, they desired to be informed of roadway condition and instructions or recommendations for drivers to cope with unexpected events among various messages for traffic condition.
Variable message signs;drivers's preference;image analysis;multiple comparisons;
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