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Department Urban Development and Mobility

Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport (COST Action (CA16222)) (WISE-ACT)

This COST Action (European Cooperation in Science & Technology) aims to investigate wider impact of autonomous and connected vehhicles (ACV) on future mobility, economy and society. It is supported by EU for facilitating the research coordination among the researchers across Europe in this area. The summary of this action is as follows [1].  "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 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 cooperation 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." [1] http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA16222

project leader
tai-yu.ma@liser.lu
Tél.: (+352) 58 58 55 - 308
project members
project information
period
01/10/2017 - 31/10/2021
principal investigator
Tai-Yu Ma
Véronique Van Acker