Key messages

  • Automation in shared road urban mobility (and beyond) has the potential to reduce some accidents and their associated fatalities, increasing safety in urban areas.
  • Shared autonomous vehicles (SAVs) can help address the first/last mile problem in public transport. This can increase public transport’s accessibility and attractiveness, and improve connections between rural and urban areas.
  • SAVs’ environmental impact is largely uncertain. There is potential to reduce the number of private cars circulating. However, the net effect on total passenger-km driven and the space needed for parking in urban areas will strongly depend on whether transport demand is adequately managed.
  • The lower costs that can result from automation may have significant rebound effects by drastically increasing the demand for transport or shifting it to cheaper or more attractive modes.

See Annex 2 here


Geographic coverage


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