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Modeling pedestrians' interest in locations: A concept to improve simulations of pedestrian destination choice

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Modeling pedestrians' interest in locations: A concept to improve simulations of pedestrian destination choice
Large environments that are designed for travel, leisure, and for everyday life – such as transport hubs, amusement parks, and shopping centers – feature different locations that are frequently visited by pedestrians. Each visit is evoked by one’s motivation to engage in some kind of activity at a certain location. By means of modeling the pedestrians’ interests in locations with the aid of computer simulations, it is possible to forecast the occupancy at locations by utilizing sophisticated pedestrian destination choice models. In the field of pedestrian dynamics research, location preference modeling is not common, but it is all the more rare to include a psychological grounding into such choice models. Here we show that our psychologically inspired and mathematically defined model to describe pedestrians’ interests in locations is able to improve the exactness of pedestrian destination choice models. The interest function model is based on the psychological concept of g...
Peter M. Kielar, André Borrmann
Added 09 Apr 2016
Updated 09 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2016
Where SIMPRA
Authors Peter M. Kielar, André Borrmann
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