The Spatial and Transport Impacts of Automated Driving (STAD) project aims to explore the long-term, indirect and large-scale impact of autonomous driving technologies. Especially the most advanced levels of automated driving could lead to drastic changes in mobility patterns and even the spatial structure of cities and regions. The outcomes of STAD support long-term transportation investment and planning decisions. Particular topics include regional development and accessibility, urban design, pedestrians and cyclists, public transport and parking.
STAD is funded by the Smart Urban Regions of the Future (SURF) programme of NWO and runs from 2016 to 2020. The consortium involves partners from industry, (local) government and academia, most of whom in the Rotterdam-The Hague area of the Netherlands.
More information: www.stad.tudelft.nl