Research is being conducted on the potential social and economic impacts of autonomous and connected-vehicle (AV/CV) technologies, and state DOTs and other agencies are considering their implications in strategic planning efforts. Open questions of social and economic policy relevance about the transition to AV/CV range from understanding consumer adoption issues to economic models of vehicle ownership. This workshop convenes experts in AV/CV to discuss current research and directions forward.
Speculating with Big Data: Potential Impact of Automated Driving
Ken Laberteaux, Toyota Motor North AmericaShow Abstract
The integration of automated driving technologies into the US market is expected to have significant and wide-ranging effects, changing society far more than just transportation systems. In describing these changes, experts differ not just on the magnitude and timing of the changes, but even the direction of change. Will total driving (vehicle miles traveled) increase or decrease? Will it facilitate urbanization or sprawl? Will vehicle collisions increase or decrease? Energy demand? Private vehicle ownership rates?This talk will describe early efforts to grapple with these uncertainties, by formulating hypotheses, then testing these hypotheses with large data sets. These sets include collected speed traces from personal vehicles, as well as current housing valuations and related determinants of housing location choices. This talk will outline our approaches, and provide early results.
The Next Jump in Accessibilities?
Kay Axhausen, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule ZurichShow Abstract
This presentation will discuss the potential impact of level 5 - AVs on regional accessibility and the changes that would result. The discussion will do this against the background of possible different market and pricing structures. It will draw on on-going work in Switzerland
Impacts of AVs and CVs on the Built Environment
Tim Chapin, Florida State UniversityShow Abstract
This presentation envisions the impact of AV/CV technology on communities and assesses how AV/CV technology might impact the built environment in the coming decades. Perspectives and challenges relevant to DOTs, planning agencies, and key stakeholders will be considered.
Mobility Issues in Autonomous and Connected Vehicles
Regina Clewlow, PopulusShow Abstract
This presentation explores new research highlighting possible future trends regarding autonomous and connected vehicles.
Economic and Travel Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles
Kara M. Kockelman, University of Texas, AustinShow Abstract
The rise of CAVs will affect multiple industries, with cost savings delivering a suite of winners and losers. Lowered travel time burdens and the shared-AV mode will significantly impact destination choices, travel costs, and community welfare. This presentation takes a look at issues in all these domains.
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