Autonomous Vehicles

Getting Ready for Autonomous Vehicles: Understanding Consumers’ Perceptions, Intended Adoption, and Impacts on Future Travel Behavior

Advisers: Dr. Yu Zhang, Dr. Abdul Pinjari, and Dr. Fred Mannering.

My doctoral dissertation research at the University of South Florida involved the marriage of my dual interests in econometrics and transportation planning to initially come up with my two cents on preparing for a world with autonomous vehicles.

The research is divided into three phases:

  1. Understanding Consumers’ Perceptions, Intended Adoption, Usage, and Anticipated Travel Behavioral Impacts  with Autonomous Vehicles
  2. An Empirical Analysis of Consumers’ Perceptions of the Benefits and Concerns with Autonomous Vehicles
  3. An Empirical Assessment of Shared Autonomous Vehicles and their Impacts on Household Vehicle Ownership

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Menon N., Barbour N., Zhang Y., Pinjari A.R., and Mannering F.L (2017), “Shared Autonomous Vehicles and their Potential Impacts on Household Vehicle Ownership: An Empirical Assessment”. Under review for publication in International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. [.pdf]

TECHNICAL PAPERS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Menon N., Pinjari A.R., Zhang Y., Mannering F.L., Srinivasan S., and Jin X. (2016), “Understanding Consumer Trends in Vehicle Ownership with the Introduction of Shared Autonomous Vehicles (SAVs): Findings from Multi-Population Surveys in Florida.” Presented at TRANSPO 2016, West Palm Beach, FL, November 2016.  [.pdf]

Menon N., Pinjari A.R., Zhang Y., and Zou L. (2016), “Consumer Perception and Intended Adoption of Autonomous Vehicle Technology: Findings from a University Population Survey.” Presented at the Transportation Research Board’s 95th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2016.  [link] [.pdf1] [.pdf2]

Menon N., Pinjari A.R., and Zhang Y. (2015). “Consumers’ Perception, and Intended Adoption of Autonomous Vehicle Technology: Results from Multi-Population Surveys.” Presented at the 9th UTC Conference on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Washington DC, November 2015. [.pdf]

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