Consumer preferences and willingness to pay for advanced vehicle technology options and fuel types

Jungwoo Shin, Chandra R. Bhat, Daehyun You, Venu M. Garikapati, Ram M. Pendyala

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The automotive industry is witnessing a revolution with the advent of advanced vehicular technologies, smart vehicle options, and fuel alternatives. However, there is very limited research on consumer preferences for such advanced vehicular technologies. The deployment and penetration of advanced vehicular technologies in the marketplace, and planning for possible market adoption scenarios, calls for the collection and analysis of consumer preference data related to these emerging technologies. This study aims to address this need, offering a detailed analysis of consumer preference for alternative fuel types and technology options using data collected in stated choice experiments conducted on a sample of consumers from six metropolitan cities in South Korea. The results indicate that there is considerable heterogeneity in consumer preferences for various smart technology options such as wireless internet, vehicle connectivity, and voice command features, but relatively less heterogeneity in the preference for smart vehicle applications such as real-time traveler information on parking and traffic conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-524
Number of pages14
JournalTransportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Advanced vehicular technology
  • Consumer preference
  • Multinomial probit
  • Multiple discrete-continuous probit
  • Smart vehicle
  • Willingness to pay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Computer Science Applications


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