DOI: 10.3390/app13169271 ISSN:

A Path Recommendation Method Considering Individual Driving Preferences

Yetao Li, Min Huang
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • General Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • General Materials Science

The issue of congestion on urban roads stems from an imbalance between transport demand and supply. It has become imperative to address the problem from the traffic demand side. While managing effective traffic demand relies on understanding the individual preferences of drivers, the current method for gathering preferences (i.e., through questionnaires) is both expensive and may not accurately capture the characteristics of respondents due to their varying interpretations of the options. To overcome these challenges, we proposed a path recommendation method that takes individual travel preferences into consideration by employing automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) data for the extraction of individual travel preferences. We initially identified key factors influencing the path selection behaviors of drivers, including path attributes, travel attributes, and individual attributes. Subsequently, we constructed a path satisfaction model based on individual preferences, employing an improved analytic hierarchy process (AHP). Furthermore, we utilized the pth percentile approach, rather than expert scores, in order to determine the relative importance of each indicator in the improved AHP. By applying the proposed model to the ALPR data from Xuancheng City, we successfully extracted the path selection preferences of drivers. We designed various scenarios to verify the reliability of the model, and the experimental results demonstrated that the proposed path satisfaction model can effectively capture the influence of underlying indicators on the path selection behavior of individuals with diverse travel preferences, considering different driver types and path attributes. Moreover, compared to the real trajectory, the recommended paths yielded an overall satisfaction improvement of over 10%, confirming the reliability and practicality of our proposed model.

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