New report sheds light on long-term socioeconomic impacts of Autonomous Vehicles
Many cities have already started experimenting with AVs in Europe or are planning to in the near future. But AVs have yet to be implemented in local authorities' spatial planning. Local and regional authorities need to gain a deeper understanding of the potential paths of development, potential impacts, and chains of causality of Autonomous Vehicles in order to integrate them in their strategies.
Within the project timeline, Interreg funded project PAV will produce two reports that will help to gain such a deeper understanding. By linking the insights of these reports with the identified local challenges, opportunities and priorities of the local, regional and transport authorities, PAV partners will be able to develop strategies to steer the future arrival of AV efficiently and in line with local policy goals.
Laura Babío, Project Officer at POLIS, wrote an insightful first report on the long term socioeconomic impacts of autonomous vehicles. This report is the first of a series of 2 and it examines various potential socioeconomic impacts surrounding the deployment of automated and autonomous vehicles in road transport, as well as factors that will influence such impacts.
Read the full report here.