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The Emergence of Automated Vehicles and their Potential Implications for Urban Mobility: A Review of the Literature and Synthesis of Use Cases

Version 1 : Received: 28 July 2022 / Approved: 29 July 2022 / Online: 29 July 2022 (04:31:50 CEST)

How to cite: Beza, A.D.; Koutra, S.; John, F.; Thomas, D. The Emergence of Automated Vehicles and their Potential Implications for Urban Mobility: A Review of the Literature and Synthesis of Use Cases. Preprints 2022, 2022070448 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202207.0448.v1). Beza, A.D.; Koutra, S.; John, F.; Thomas, D. The Emergence of Automated Vehicles and their Potential Implications for Urban Mobility: A Review of the Literature and Synthesis of Use Cases. Preprints 2022, 2022070448 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202207.0448.v1).

Abstract

Automated vehicles (AVs), which are expected to enter the market within the near future, represent the current frontiers in mobility and urban planning. AVs are assumed to bring substantial benefits to cities in many aspects. The present study attempts to investigate this broad assumption by conducting a literature review on the possible implications of AVs in cities as well as synthesizing the current state of practice of AV pilots to detect trends in their deployment. In this paper, literature findings on AVs’ implication on vehicle ownership, mobility, land use as well thirteen uses cases were synthesized to capture the big picture of them in cities. The findings showed that, in the AV pilots, the operation of AVs is limited to routes stretching less than 3.5km and an operation speed of less than 18km/h; low speed has been one of the main concerns of the participating passengers to use them for daily trips. The results also revealed that although shared AVs are expected in urban mobility, private ownership will stay competitive since vehicle ownership has been a socio-cultural identity in the history of automobiles. The findings also underlined that the potential influence of AVs on active mobility is still unclear as the AVs have not been introduced on a larger scale. Regarding AVs’ impact on land use, their introduction results in the effective use of space, but they will cause suburbanization in the long term.

Keywords

automated vehicles; land use; potential implication; urban mobility; use cases

Subject

ENGINEERING, Other

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