Automated and zero emission vehicles could be the biggest thing to happen to transport since the car itself.
Automated and zero emission vehicles have the potential to significantly change the way people travel and shape the pattern of urban development. Planning for their eventual use will be crucial for capturing their benefits. However, the complexity of the urban system and the long-time horizon associated with their delivery makes doing so difficult. As a result, several scenarios have been developed to help understand their potential impact.
Prepared for Infrastructure Victoria, this report is one product in an ecosystem of final products for the automated and zero emission vehicle land use scenarios project. The ecosystem contains this report, an interactive online map and a detailed excel data files.
The uptake of automated and zero emissions vehicles presents an opportunity to change the accessibility profile of Victoria. The complexity of factors driving urban development patterns, the uncertainty of behavioural patterns and the long-time horizon means there is considerable uncertainty around the impact of automated and zero emission vehicles on the future spatial distribution of people and jobs. Nevertheless, it is important to plan for the very likely arrival of automated and zero emission vehicles and testing possible scenarios is a useful way to do so.
To assist in planning for these new technologies, this report details the results of testing the land use impact of seven different automated and zero emission vehicles scenarios. It will inform advice to the Victorian Special Minister of State on the infrastructure required to enable the implementation of highly automated and zero emissions vehicles in Victoria.
THE SGS REPORT
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THE SGS INTERACTIVE MAP
Explore our automated and zero emission vehicle land use scenarios interactive map: