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Self-driving cars and city planning: expectations and policy implications

Fraedrich, Eva and Heinrichs, Dirk and Cyganski, Rita and Bahamonde Birke, Francisco Jose (2017) Self-driving cars and city planning: expectations and policy implications. European Transport Conference, 3.-6. Oktober 2017, Barcelona, Spanien.

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Abstract

Autonomous driving has started to receive attention not only by the research community but also by planning practitioners and policy makers concerned with urban development. There is great concern and perhaps even greater uncertainty about how autonomous vehicles in cities may possibly affect a core domain of city planning: the interaction of the transport system with land use and the built environment. With respect to autonomous driving and its relation to land use and the built environment, dealing with this uncertainty first of all requires a common and transparent understanding about plausible use cases and scenarios (including their development pathways) of the technology and its implications (Heinrichs 2016, Fraedrich et al. 2015) . The specific effects on the built environment and - what might be of even greater importance in this regard - what requirements follow from that for policy interventions as well as urban planning have so far not been sufficiently explored. The paper responds to these needs and questions. Going beyond a what-if perspective, it seeks to clarify and uncover the potentials and challenges of autonomous driving from a planning perspective. Specific questions are: (1) What expectations do planning practitioners have regarding likely effects of autonomous driving in an urban context and how far do these match existing planning objectives and frameworks from their point of view? (2) How do planning practitioners prepare for a potential introduction of autonomous driving in urban areas and where do they see priorities for action? (3) What follows from this in terms recommendations and implications for planning action policy.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/115077/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Self-driving cars and city planning: expectations and policy implications
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Fraedrich, EvaEva-Maria.Fraedrich (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2671-7491
Heinrichs, Dirkdirk.heinrichs (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Cyganski, RitaRita.Cyganski (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5744-1427
Bahamonde Birke, Francisco Josefrancisco.bahamondebirke (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:6 October 2017
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:automated driving; autonomous driving; city planning; expectations; policy implications
Event Title:European Transport Conference
Event Location:Barcelona, Spanien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:3.-6. Oktober 2017
Organizer:Association for European Transport
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Mobility and Urban Development
Deposited By: Cyganski, Rita
Deposited On:27 Nov 2017 13:32
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:12

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