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Kollektivtrafik och autonoma fordon. A match made in heaven?

Wirén, Alexine LU (2016) VTT820 20161
Transport and Roads
Abstract
In an attempt to at the same time introduce new technology into the existing public transport network, investigate the impact of this technology on street space in cities and present a solution to the problem with congestion in dense city centers a model is introduced. This model demonstrates one way to implement autonomous vehicles in the public transport network in dense city centers. The results indicate that autonomous vehicles may have a positive effect on the public transport demand and reduce the travel time used for public transport, thus increasing the competitiveness of public transport to private car usage. The result is analyzed in regard to sustainable city planning, parking policies and reduction of parking places in streets... (More)
In an attempt to at the same time introduce new technology into the existing public transport network, investigate the impact of this technology on street space in cities and present a solution to the problem with congestion in dense city centers a model is introduced. This model demonstrates one way to implement autonomous vehicles in the public transport network in dense city centers. The results indicate that autonomous vehicles may have a positive effect on the public transport demand and reduce the travel time used for public transport, thus increasing the competitiveness of public transport to private car usage. The result is analyzed in regard to sustainable city planning, parking policies and reduction of parking places in streets as well as traffic planning and transport policies. This analysis shows that the implementation of autonomous vehicles in public transport networks could have positive effects regarding sustainable city planning primarily related to freed street space and reduced speed. The literature shows that similar implementations may lead to reductions of parking spaces in cities, which might lead to projects that further increases the density in the cities. This in turn might increase the usage of public transport, thus creating a positive spiral. In regard to traffic planning the implementation of the model might contribute to fulfilling the Swedish transport policy goal. (Less)
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author
Wirén, Alexine LU
supervisor
organization
course
VTT820 20161
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
Autonomous vehicles, public transport, driverless cars, city planning, parking.
report number
289
ISSN
1653-1922
language
Swedish
id
8886013
date added to LUP
2016-06-30 15:36:20
date last changed
2016-09-09 10:20:35
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  abstract     = {In an attempt to at the same time introduce new technology into the existing public transport network, investigate the impact of this technology on street space in cities and present a solution to the problem with congestion in dense city centers a model is introduced. This model demonstrates one way to implement autonomous vehicles in the public transport network in dense city centers. The results indicate that autonomous vehicles may have a positive effect on the public transport demand and reduce the travel time used for public transport, thus increasing the competitiveness of public transport to private car usage. The result is analyzed in regard to sustainable city planning, parking policies and reduction of parking places in streets as well as traffic planning and transport policies. This analysis shows that the implementation of autonomous vehicles in public transport networks could have positive effects regarding sustainable city planning primarily related to freed street space and reduced speed. The literature shows that similar implementations may lead to reductions of parking spaces in cities, which might lead to projects that further increases the density in the cities. This in turn might increase the usage of public transport, thus creating a positive spiral. In regard to traffic planning the implementation of the model might contribute to fulfilling the Swedish transport policy goal.},
  author       = {Wirén, Alexine},
  issn         = {1653-1922},
  keyword      = {Autonomous vehicles,public transport,driverless cars,city planning,parking.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kollektivtrafik och autonoma fordon. A match made in heaven?},
  year         = {2016},
}