Title: A survey on users| willingness-to-pay for privacy in mobility pricing systems

Authors: Muhammad Usman Iqbal, Samsung Lim

Addresses: School of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems, The University of New South Wales, Australia. ' School of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems, The University of New South Wales, Australia

Abstract: Mobility-pricing is one of the avenues leading to the |information highway| where road-pricing, such as automobile insurance, can be priced based on actual mileage of the vehicle. The periodic transmission of vehicle|s location for payments raises privacy issues. Past research has only been speculative of the motorists| privacy perspective. This paper uses mobility-priced insurance as a case study and reports the results of a survey gauging respondent opinion about willingness-to-pay for privacy. It is hoped that the results of this research can be used to influence the design of other mobility-pricing systems.

Keywords: location privacy; mobility pricing; transport surveillance; tracking; anonymity; global positioning systems; GPS; telematics; vehicle location; motorists privacy; information highway; road pricing; vehicle insurance; automobile insurance; willingness-to-pay.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSE.2008.017700

International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry, 2008 Vol.1 No.3, pp.306 - 317

Available online: 27 Mar 2008

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