An Analysis of Car Ownership in Latin American Cities: a Perspective for Future Research

  • Daniela Roque
    Affiliation

    Center for Technology and Society, Technische Universität Berlin

  • Houshmand E. Masoumi
    Affiliation

    Center for Technology and Society, Technische Universität Berlin

Abstract

Car dependence must be avoided to achieve sustainable transportation; the diversity of studies available give a better perspective of the situation and how to tackle it. The reasons behind the increasing car use are still unknown in some regions such as Latin America. The gaps in the current literature are not just for location; some topics and methods are also unnecessarily predominant in the related studies. This research does a review of current literature for mobility in Latin America region with a special focus on car dependence. The aim is to detect gaps on the knowledge to further give recommendations on what should be studied. The results show the lack of numerical approaches to solidly taken case studies, especially in some countries of the region such as Central America and some of the states of South America. Disaggregate car ownership models are highly necessary for clarification of the region’s behavioral aspects of car ownership such as personal and household preferences and lifestyles.
Keywords: car ownership, sustainable mobility, urban transportation planning, Latin America
Published online
2015-12-21
How to Cite
Roque, D., E. Masoumi, H. (2016) “An Analysis of Car Ownership in Latin American Cities: a Perspective for Future Research”, Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, 44(1), pp. 5-12. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.8307
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