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Benefits and costs of shared, modular automated vehicles for freight and passenger transport: the case of U-Shift

Österle, Ines and Ulrich, Christian and Herwartz, Sebastian and Sigle, Sebastian and Weimer, Jürgen and Conzelmann, Marcus and Fleck, Tobias and Zofka, Marc René (2022) Benefits and costs of shared, modular automated vehicles for freight and passenger transport: the case of U-Shift. Transportation Planning and Technology. Taylor & Francis. doi: 10.1080/03081060.2022.2094930. ISSN 0308-1060.

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Abstract

This study analyses the costs and benefits of fully automated vehicles, operated as part of a ride-sharing system and it compares two alternative technological solutions. For the first solution, automated driving is enabled by hardware and software fully incorporated in the vehicle. For the second solution, automated driving of vehicles is supported by smart roads and vehicle movements are coordinated by a central traffic management centre. The study conducts a cost benefit analysis of these options and a Base Case. The results demonstrate the economic viability of both technological alternatives and show that benefits from improvements in road safety, air pollution and CO2 emissions outweigh costs. The results further demonstrate that the infrastructure-based automation approach is a more cost-efficient way to enable full automation of driving, compared to the current industry-driven approach which is based on vehicles where automated driving tasks are not supported by the road infrastructure.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/187293/
Document Type:Article
Additional Information:Regarding uploaded postprint version: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Transportation Planning and Technology on 05.07.2022, available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/10.1080/03081060.2022.2094930
Title:Benefits and costs of shared, modular automated vehicles for freight and passenger transport: the case of U-Shift
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Österle, InesUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ulrich, ChristianUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8794-7042UNSPECIFIED
Herwartz, SebastianUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sigle, SebastianUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1533-2043UNSPECIFIED
Weimer, JürgenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Conzelmann, MarcusFZIUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fleck, TobiasFZIUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Zofka, Marc RenéFZIUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:July 2022
Journal or Publication Title:Transportation Planning and Technology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI:10.1080/03081060.2022.2094930
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0308-1060
Status:Published
Keywords:Automated vehicle; on demand mobility; smart roads; road safety; CO2 emissions; cost benefit analysis; U Shift
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - no assignment
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Vehicle Concepts > Fahrzeugsysteme und Technologiebewertung
Institute of Vehicle Concepts
Institute of Vehicle Concepts > Vehicle Energy Concepts
Deposited By: Ulrich, Christian
Deposited On:06 Jul 2022 10:18
Last Modified:06 Jan 2024 03:00

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