ICT Social Networks and Travel Behaviour

Plaut Pnina and Shach-Pinsley Dalit

In the last decade ICT enhanced the shift from social groups defined by location to individually based social networks where high-speed telecoms allow for ad-hoc personalised networks which affect travel behaviour.  Unfortunately, research is lagging behind ICT advances as our understanding of current travel behaviour is poor and existing urban mobility solutions cater to a population behaviour that no longer exists. This project aims to initiate a new collaboration framework for the various EU research groups to develop a new transport paradigm based on ICT social networks and their subsequent travel behavior in the urban environment.