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Urban Mobility and the Smartphone. Transportation, Travel Behavior and Public Policy

  • Book
  • November 2018
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4465305

Urban Mobility and the Smartphone: Transportation, Travel Behavior and Public Policy provides a global synthesis of the transformation of urban mobility by the smartphone, clarifying the definitions of new concepts and objects in mobility studies, accounting for the changes in transportation and travel behavior triggered by the spread of the smartphone, and discussing the implications of these changes for policy-making and research. Urban mobility is approached here as a system of actors: the perspectives of individual behavior (including lifestyles), the supply of mobility services (including actors, business models), and public policy-making are considered.

The book is based on an extensive review of the academic literature as well as systematic observation of the development of smartphone-based mobility services around the world. In addition, case studies provide practical illustrations of the ongoing transformation of mobility services influenced by the dissemination of smartphones. The book not only consolidates existing research, but also picks up on weak signals that help researchers and practitioners anticipate future changes in urban mobility systems.

Key Features

. Synthesizes existing research into one reference, providing researchers and policy-makers with a clear and complete understanding of the changes triggered by the spread of

the smartphone.

. Analyzes numerous case studies throughout developed and developing countries providing practical illustrations of the influence of the smartphone on travel behavior, transportation systems, and policy-making.

. Provides insights for researchers and practitioners looking to engage with the "smart cities" and "smart mobility" discourse.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Changes in Mobility Behavior 3. New Mobility Services 4. Using Cell Phone Data To Understand Travel Behavior and Transportation Systems 5. Public Policy Implications 6. Developing Countries Impacts and Challenges 7. Conclusion


Anne Aguilera French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Network, Champs sur Marne, France. Anne Aguilera is Deputy-Director and Senior Researcher at the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Network. Her work focuses on the relationship between information and communication technologies, lifestyles, and travel behavior. She has more than 50 published papers and book chapters in mobility behavior and patterns, and her work has been published in Elsevier's Journal of Transport Geography and Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. Virginie Boutueil City Mobility Transportation Lab,Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Champs-sur-Marne, France. Virginie Boutueil is a Researcher in the City Mobility Transportation Lab at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech. She researches mobility socioeconomics, transportation economics, electric and shared mobility solutions, mobility behavior, and mobility services.