The main ambition of the LEVITATE project is to enable policy makers and other stakeholders to estimate short, medium, and long-term impacts of connected and automated transport systems (CATS) and to establish the most effective policy pathways for the introduction of CATS to achieve predefined objectives. CATS are expected to be introduced in increasing numbers over the next decade. Automated vehicles have attracted the public imagination and there are high expectations in terms of safety, mobility, environment, and economic growth. With such systems not yet in widespread use, there is a lack of data and knowledge about impacts. Furthermore, the potentially disruptive nature of highly automated vehicles makes it very difficult to determine future impacts from historic patterns. Estimates of future impacts of automated and connected mobility systems may be based on forecasting approaches, yet there is no agreement over the methodologies nor the baselines to be used. The need to measure the impact of existing systems as well as forecast the impact of future systems represent a major challenge. The dimensions for assessment are themselves very wide, including safety, mobility, and environment but with many sub-divisions adding to the complexity of future mobility forecasts. The aim of the LEVITATE project is to prepare a new impact assessment framework (“Policy Support Tool”) to enable policymakers to manage the introduction of CATS, maximise the benefits and utilise the technologies to achieve societal objectives.
- The visualization of the online Policy Support Tool
- LEVITATE Project leaflet
- Backcasting City Dialogues: Feasible paths of interventions – the case of Vienna
- Can the impacts of connected and automated vehicles be predicted? - Danish Journal of Transportation Research