Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport
Supervisor in IGSO PAS: Stępniak Marcin
Leading partner: University of Greenwich
Foreign partner: RMIT University (Australia), AustriaTech (Austria), University of Tuzla (Bośnia i Herzegovina), ESPM - ESPM Rio (Brazylia), CAVCOE (Kanada), Faculty of Traffic and Transport Sciences (Chorwacja), Transport Research Centre - CSV (Czechy), Czech Technical University in Prague (Czechy), Aalto University (Finlandia), Sorbonne Universites - UTC (Francja), Technical University of Munich (Niemcy), Rupprecht Consult (Niemcy), Hellenic Instititute of Transport (Grecja), University of Aegan (Grecja), ATHENA Research
Orderer institution: COST
No.: COST Action CA16222
Autonomous vehicle (AV) trials are currently taking place worldwide and Europe has a key role in the development of relevant technology. Yet, very limited research exists regarding the wider implications of the deployment of such vehicles on existing road infrastructure, since it is unclear if and when the transition period will start and conclude.
It is anticipated that improved accessibility and road safety will constitute the primary benefits of the widespread use of AVs, whilst co-benefits may also include reduced energy consumption, improved air quality or better use of urban space. Therefore, the focus of this COST Action is on observed and anticipated future mobility trends and implications on travel behaviour, namely car sharing, travel time use or residential location choice to name a few. Other important issues to be explored under different deployment scenarios are social, ethical, institutional and business impacts.
To achieve this, it is essential to culminate co-operation between a wide range of stakeholders at a local, national and international level, including academics and practitioners. Consequently, this COST Action will facilitate collaboration within Europe and beyond about this emerging topic of global interest.