Will public transport be relevant in a self-driving future?

PLEASE NOTE: This seminar will now be broadcast as a webinar due to the corona epidemic. Please sign up as usual and more details will follow the week before the seminar.

Several studies have been made on how car fleets should be managed, impacts on CO2 and the potential for car travel to become more effective, using connectivity and self-driving capabilities. Self-driving technology seems to make car travel more attractive, indicating that the need for public transport will probably be lower than today. But is this really true?

Time: Tue 2020-04-21 08.20 - 09.30

Lecturer: Erik Almlöf (ITRL/Stockholm Public Transport Authority)

Location: Drottning Kristinas Väg 40, Stockholm

During the last 1½ years ITRL has been part of a research project named Self-driving technology and public transport – Threat or possibility? The project has explored system level impacts of both sharing and self-driving technology, with both an enhanced “car” system and a “public transport” system. Results indicate that public transport likely still has a major role to play, but probably a different one.

About Erik Almlöf

Erik Almlöf has worked as an analyst and planner in the transport industry for ten years. He joined ITRL one year ago as a PhD Student, while at the same time working as a traffic analyst for Stockholm Public Transport Authority. 

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