Autonomous Vehicles

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

My research at the University of South Florida involved the marriage of my dual interests in econometrics and travel behavior to 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., Mannering, F., 2018. Shared autonomous vehicles and their potential impacts on household vehicle ownership: An exploratory empirical assessment. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, https://doi.org/10.1080/15568318.2018.1443178

WORKING PAPERS

Menon, N., Zhang, Y., Pinjari, A., Mannering, F., A statistical analysis of consumers’ perceptions towards automated vehicles and their intended adoption. Submitted to Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics.

Barbour N., Menon, N., Zhang Y., Mannering, F., Shared automated vehicles: A statistical analysis of consumer use likelihoods and concerns. Submitted to Transport Policy.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Menon, N., Pinjari, A.R., Zhang, Y., Mannering, F. (2018), Understanding the Influence of Consumers’ Perceptions towards Automated Vehicles on their Intended Adoption: A Cluster Analysis Approach. Presentation at the Automated Vehicle Symposium 2018, San Francisco, CA [.pdf]

Menon, N., Pinjari, A.R., Zhang, Y., Mannering, F. (2017), Autonomous Vehicles: An Empirical Assessment of Intended Adoption from Consumers’ Perceptions. Presentation at the Florida Automated Vehicle Summit 2017, Tampa, FL [.pdf]

Menon, N., Pinjari, A.R., Zhang, Y., Mannering, F. (2017), Autonomous Vehicles: An Empirical Assessment of Intended Adoption from Consumers’ Perceptions. Presentation at the 5th Annual UTC Conference for the Southeastern Region 2017, Gainesville, FL [.ppt]

Menon, N., Barbour, N., Pinjari, A.R., Zhang, Y., Mannering, F. (2016), Understanding Consumer Trends in Vehicle Ownership with the Introduction of Shared Autonomous Vehicles (SAVs). Presentation at the Florida Automated Vehicle Summit 2016, Tampa, FL [.pdf]

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]

INVITED TALKS

Menon, N. (2018), Autonomous Vehicles: An Empirical Assessment of Consumers’ Perceptions, Intended Adoption, and Impacts on Household Vehicle Ownership Center for Urban Transportation Research Transportation Webcast. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL [link] [.pdf]