Sascha Von Behren

Sascha Von Behren
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Introduction
Sascha Von Behren currently works at the Institute of Transport Studies, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Sascha does research in Travel Behavior and Transport Planning. Their most recent publication is 'Bringing travel behavior and attitudes together: An integrated survey approach for clustering urban mobility types.'.
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January 2016 - present
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Position
  • Research Assistant

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Publications (30)
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Implementing measures to improve transportation systems requires detailed knowledge of potential travelers’ behavior and underlying psychological factors. Traditional travel surveys often provide information about travel behavior only. Crucial aspects such as information about attitudes and norms are usually not conducted. However, this information...
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Policy makers in urban areas are subjected to increasing pressure to find sustainable solutions to congestion and transportation. A detailed understanding of the motivations of car owners is required to enable the development of policies that are both socially fair and take effective measures. The objective of this study is to provide a more granul...
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For understanding long-distance travel and its impact on the environment, the travel behaviour of people living in urban areas is of particular interest. Although urbanites tend to travel short distances in their everyday lives using environmentally friendly means of transport, studies indicate a different picture for their long-distance travel. Ur...
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Background The car has so far played an important role for transporting goods. However, new services emerging from e-commerce may increasingly reduce its relevance as the transporting of goods might no longer be a reason for car use. As a result, e-commerce or the delivery of goods by third-parties can function as potential supplement for car-free...
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The use of on-demand mobility (ODM) services has increased in Chinese cities and is used by people for various purposes, such as leisure activities or commuting. The aim of this study is to identify and analyze factors that play a role in the use of ODM services for commuting of high-income earners in China. In previous studies, this group of peopl...
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Decision-makers in cities worldwide have the responsibility to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in urban transport. Therefore, effective measures and policies that allow for a change in people’s mobility towards sustainable mobility must be derived. To understand how different people respond to measures and policies, and to i...
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The understanding of car usage patterns and the reason for a trip is important for policymakers to derive measures to influence car usage as well as for manufacturers and service providers to create target-oriented products and offers. There are different types of data to describe car usage. Survey data provide various information that explain beha...
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Acceptance is often claimed to be the crucial factor for autonomous vehicle success. In this study, we examine the factors that influence the acceptance of autonomous transit feeders using a hybrid choice mode|. Our research is based on data from a Germany-wide online survey with more than 1,000 respondents. The influence of gender, travel behavior...
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In this paper, we present an approach to segment people based on a visualization of the longitudinal week activity data from the German Mobility Panel. In order to perform segmentations, different clustering methods are commonly used. Most of the approaches require comprehensive prior knowledge about the input data, e.g., condensing information to...
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The inclusion of attitudinal questions in surveys to determine the effects of the psychological dimension is becoming increasingly important in travel behavior research. However, the occurrence of response bias must be taken into account when determining the psychological characteristics. Especially unmotivated participants have the option to run d...
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Travel behavior can be determined by its spatial context. If there are many shops and restaurants in close proximity, various activities can be done by walking or cycling, and a car is not needed. It is also more difficult (e.g., parking space, traffic jams) to use a car in high-density areas. Overall, travel behavior and dependencies on travel beh...
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When looking at travel behavior on an international level, it is essential to know if attitudes towards modes influence behavior and if so, to what extent. Generally, we can assume that attitudes might have a proportionally high relevance when it comes to influencing individual human behavior, which is not trivial to measure. Furthermore, national...
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Car use in modern cities with a well-developed public transit is more sophisticated to explain only through hard factors such as sociodemographic characteristics. In cities, it is especially important to consider motives for car use. Therefore, we examined two modern cities with a high modal share of non-motorized modes and public transit to answer...
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To counteract climate change, electric vehicles are replacing vehicles with internal combustion engine on the automotive market. Therefore, electric vehicles must be accepted and used like conventional vehicles. This study aims to investigate to which extent electric vehicles are already being used like conventional vehicles. To do this, we present...
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Car use is affected by various factors (e.g. spatial structures). As a result, the potential for new mobility services and propulsion technologies is perceived to be different depending on these factors. For this purpose, it is necessary to holistically observe the use of cars by all occupants. This comparative study investigates an important facto...
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In interpreting travel behavior and in particular the use of on-demand mobility (ODM), an understanding of whether and to what extent attitudes toward modes of transport influence travel behavior is essential. In our study, we investigate the influence of attitudes on ODM usage for commuting applying a hybrid choice model (HCM) with an ordered prob...
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In China, the bicycle had a high relevance in the past. Some decades ago, it was the major mode for most Chinese people. This situation changed with growing wealth and increasing car ownership. Today, as cities are traffic-crowded, the bicycle seems to be an alternative again. At the same time, the government as well as private equity, invest in pu...
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A detailed knowledge of potential travelers’ behavior and underlying psychological factors is essential to estimate the potential of mobility-related services and improve transportation systems. The definition of mobility types allows the assignment of individuals to the respective groups of people with similar mobility needs. Previous research has...
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To understand travel behavior and especially on-demand mobility (ODM) usage, it is essential to assess if attitudes towards modes influence behavior and if so, to what extent. Recent studies investigated influencing factors for choosing ODM for traveling in general. However, their research focuses less on the influence of attitudes, but much more o...
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Routines and mandatory activities, such as work and school, shape the activity patterns of individuals and strongly influence travel demand. Knowledge about stability and variability of these routines could strengthen travel demand modelling and forecasting. A longitudinal perspective is required to investigate these aspects. In this study, the act...
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We define objective (car needs for daily activities) and subjective dimensions (other aspects to a car than mobility) of car dependence. We develop an integrated survey design that allows to collect typical weekly travel behavior and sociodemographic data, as well as psychological constructs. To define differing types of car dependence we used the...
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Analyzing life events and its consequences for travel behavior routines has gained importance in research over the past years. This paper captures effects of an office relocation in Karlsruhe, Germany with a total of 120 employees. A survey approach, including longitudinal elements, has been developed to capture short- and long-term effects of the...
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Analyzing life events and its consequences for travel behavior routines has gained importance in research over the past years. This paper captures effects of an office relocation in Karlsruhe, Germany with a total of 120 employees. A survey approach, including longitudinal elements, has been developed to capture short- and long-term effects of the...
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Exploring the potential for any form of vehicle or service-related mobility products requires an understanding of the role of cars within society on an individual level. Previous research studies have used different concepts and definitions of car dependence, but few have emphasized both subjective and objective components. Based on the idea of two...
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The aim of this paper is to study the effects of office relocation on travel behavior and household organization of employees and their household members. In general, office relocation can have various short and long term impacts and may influence decisions relating to mode choice and task sharing within the household. Most of these impacts usually...
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Im März 2012 zog das Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS) des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie (KIT) in die Karlsruher Innenstadt um. Bis dahin war es auf einem Gelände im suburbanen Raum inmitten des Hardtwaldes untergebracht. Dieser garantierte eine gute Pkw-Anbindung und ausreichend kostenlose Parkplätze. Die Anbind...

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I found a lot of research on the relationship of attitudes to behavior. Which is mainly based on the theory of planned behavior. What I am looking for is research that investigates the influence of behavior on attitudes.

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Up-to-date information about travel demand and personal travel behavior is important for transportation policy decisions and planning. On the basis of such information the transportation infrastructure can be designed and preserved in order to meet the needs of the population - today and in the future. Since 1994 the German Mobility Panel (MOP) surveys such essential information on an annual basis - for example information about travel mode use, travel purposes or travel time of the German population. For that purpose households are interviewed about their every day travel behavior and their car usage. With this information the survey participants substantially contribute to a sustainable development of the transportation infrastructure. Please visit the project website www.mobilitaetspanel.de for further information.
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Investigation of changes in travel behavior due to life event events