Journal article

A proactive route planning approach to navigation errors

D Amores, E Tanin, M Vasardani

International Journal of Geographical Information Science | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2020


Online navigation systems assume a person can follow a given route from origin to destination. Nonetheless, spatial cognition studies show that wayfinding is a complex, highly adaptive process and that route planning is incremental rather than prescriptive. Indeed, people may deviate from their originally chosen route for a number of reasons including navigation errors, especially when the environment is unfamiliar. Even in familiar places, certainty in wayfinding is highly unlikely to be completely achieved. Consequently, when people make a wrong turn or miss an exit, even the best reroute to the destination may add several minutes to the originally planned travel time. This work formally d..

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