Towards a method for getting a grip on societal impacts of automated driving

Elina Aittoniemi, Yvonne Barnard, Gillian Harrison, Satu Innamaa, Fanny Malin, Pirkko Rämä

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Impact assessment of automated driving is challenging due to uncertainties in how automated driving will develop as well as a lack of evidence of the system level impacts based on real conditions in the real world. Especially, there is a lack of realistic on-road field operational tests of long-term impacts on how automation will affect our lives. Therefore, other approaches need to be used in order to assess potential impacts on the society and quality of life. This paper proposes a systematic methodology gathering and combining data from different sources: limited pilot tests, online surveys, expert and stakeholder interviews, focus groups, literature and modelling. The impact path framework developed by experts from the EU, US and Japan was used as a basis. Future studies can use the methodology to help determine the sizes and directions of impacts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of TRA2020, the 8th Transport Research Arena
Subtitle of host publicationRethinking transport – towards clean and inclusive mobility
EditorsToni Lusikka
Place of PublicationHelsinki
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-311-484-5
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2020
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event8th Transport Research Arena, TRA 2020 - Conference cancelled - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 27 Apr 202030 Apr 2020

Publication series

SeriesTraficomin tutkimuksia ja selvityksiä


Conference8th Transport Research Arena, TRA 2020 - Conference cancelled
Abbreviated titleTRA 2020
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