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161120-1 Report Abstract

The Design of a Comprehensive Microsimulator of Household Vehicle Fleet Composition, Utilization, and Evolution

Rajesh Paleti, Naveen Eluru, Chandra R. Bhat, Ram M. Pendyala, Thomas J. Adler, Konstadinos G. Goulias, University of Texas at Austin, January 2012, 46 pp. (161120-1)

The report describes a comprehensive vehicle fleet composition, utilization, and evolution simulator that can be used to forecast household vehicle ownership and mileage by type of vehicle over time. The components of the simulator are developed in this research effort using detailed revealed and stated preference data on household vehicle fleet composition, utilization, and planned transactions collected for a large sample of households in California.  Results of the model development effort show that the simulator holds promise as a tool for simulating vehicular choice processes in the context of activity-based travel microsimulation model systems.

Keywords: Vehicle Fleet Composition, Household Vehicle Ownership, Vehicle Transactions and Evolution, Transportation Demand Forecasting, Disaggregate Microsimulation, Behavioral Choice Model

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