Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport


Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport
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.
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George Papastefanatos

Mr Anestis Papanikolaou University College London [UCL Energy Institute], 
Prof Yoram Shiftan Technion, 
Dr Karel Martens Technion-Israel Institute of Technology [Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning],
Dr Milos Mladenovic Aalto University, 
Dr Dimitris Milakis Delft University of Technology [Transport and Planning], 
Prof Bert van Wee delft university of technology, 
Dr Evangelos Mitsakis Centre for Research and Technology Hellas [Hellenic Institute of Transport], 
Dr Anna Clark Trivector Traffic, 
Prof Constantinos Antoniou Technical University of Munich [Chair of Transportation Systems Engineering], 
Dr Vasco Reis Instituto Superior Tecnico, 
Dr Giuseppe Lugano University of Zilina [University Science Park], 
Prof Amalia Polydoropoulou University of Aegean, 
Dr Floridea Di Ciommo CENIT- Center for Innovation in Transport - CENIT Consorci Centre d'innovacio del transport, 
Dr Yusak Susilo KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 
Dr Kay W. Axhausen ETH Zurich [IVT], 
Dr Moshe Givoni Tel Aviv University, 
Dr Stan Karanasios RMIT University [College of Business, Business IT and Logistics], 
Dr fabro steibel ESPM - ESPM Rio, 
Prof Cristina Pronello Sorbonne Universites - UTC [AVENUE] 20.,
Dr Eda Beyazit Istanbul Technical University 21., 
Mr Paul Godsmark Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE), 
Dr Milica Selmic University of Belgrade - Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, 
Dr Federico Costantini Universita degli Studi di Udine (University of Udine) - Universita degli Studi di Udine (University of Udine), 
Mr Jorge Alfonso Kurano Universidad Politecnica de Madrid [GATV] Dr Ivana Dusparic Trinity College DUblin - Trinity College Dublin [School of Computer Science and Statistics], 
Mr Johannes Liebermann AustriaTech,
Mr Siegfried Rupprecht Rupprecht Consult - Forschung & Beratung GmbH, 
Dr George Papastefanatos ATHENA Research & Innovation Center, 
Dr Giuseppe Calabrese CNR - CNR-IRCrES, 
Prof Graham Parkhurst University of the West of England, Bristol, 
Mr Marek Togel Transport Research Centre - CDV, 
Dr Pavel Hrubes Czech Technical University in Prague - Faculty of Transportation Sciences, 
Ms Esther Zipori New Jersey Institute of Technology - Esther Zipori, 
Dr Oana Luca Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, 
Dr Yaron Hollander CTthink!, 
Ms Valentina Rappazzo Politecnico di Torino Prof Lejla Banjanovic-Mehmedovic University of Tuzla, 
Prof Sadko Mandzuka Faculty of Traffic and Transport Sciences Ms Robin Chase Veniam, 
Dr Marcin Stepniak Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences