Vincent Babes

Self-driven MRDH

A Method to Assess the Impact of Automated Vehicles on Urban Liveability in the Rotterdam The Hague Metropolitan Region

This project aims to build a spatial method to assess the impact of automated vehicles (AV) on liveability in the urban environment. The method is based on the tools of scenario construction, transect analysis and urban section, and is tested in the Rotterdam The Hague Metropolitan Region (MRDH). The goal of the method is to enable the urbanist to participate as a forerunner in the interdisciplinary discussion on the development of this novel technology.Despite the potentially important positive and negative effects of automated vehicles on mobility and human life in general, their spatial represent a research gap which must be addressed by urbanism.