Levitate studies show the expected impacts of automated vehicles

Project Levitate carries out a wide range of research in the field of urban mobility, passenger and freight transport to accurately predict the impacts of automated and connected vehicles when introducing them to the current transportation system. These studies will feed into the final deliverable of the project: the Policy Support Tool to help local, regional and national authorities to prepare for a future with autonomous vehicles in their administration.

Three studies have been published recently based on the research carried out based on the user cases of passenger transport, urban transport and freight transport. These work packages have the aim to identify the impacts relevant to connected and automated transport, identify urban transport related interventions, through  stakeholder reference group workshops and extensive literature reviews, identify impact assessment methods for the different impacts and interventions and carry out short, medium and long-term impact assessments. The final goal is to synthetize the results and add implications for policy recommendations.

Automated urban transport simulation in Athens
To read about the outcomes of the traffic simulations in Athens, have a look at our paper written by partners from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Passenger car microsimulation sub-use case findings 
Have a look at the article, written partners in Loughborough University.

Automated freight transport sub-use case findings
Have a look at the article, written by partners in the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)

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