Implications of Vehicle Automation for Planning

  • Sivaramakrishnan SrinivasanEmail author
  • Scott Smith
  • Dimitris Milakis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


The substantial uncertainty associated with the capabilities and deployment time lines of automated vehicle (AV) technologies makes it difficult to consider AVs in the long range transportation planning process. At the same time, given current and anticipated resource constraints, the consideration of AV technology could be critical for developing efficient and sustainable transportation systems. This paper documents findings from a workshop of modelers, planners, and researchers on (1) potential uncertainties associates with AV technology and adoption, (2) its implications for the transportation planning process, and (3) possible approaches (including immediate steps) that can help address planning under uncertainty. The workshop was held in the context of the Automated Vehicle Symposium 2015.


Long range transportation planning Uncertainties Scenario planning Pilot projects Education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sivaramakrishnan Srinivasan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Scott Smith
    • 2
  • Dimitris Milakis
    • 3
  1. 1.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Volpe National Transportation Systems CenterU.S. Department of TransportationCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.Department of Transport & PlanningDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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