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LEVITATE webinar: automated road transport – impact assessment methodologies

LEVITATE webinar: automated road transport – impact assessment methodologies

23 Nov 2021


Cooperative, connected, and automated mobility (CCAM) is expected to be introduced in increasing numbers over the next decades, having considerable impacts on mobility, safety, the environment and society as a whole. The Horizon 2020 project LEVITATE aims to prepare a new impact assessment framework to enable policymakers to manage the introduction of cooperative, connected and automated mobility, maximise the benefits and utilise the technologies to achieve societal objectives.

LEVITATE  studied 3 use cases: automated urban transport, the automated passenger cars and the automated freight transport. In terms of the automated urban transport use case two sub-use cases were studied. The point-to-point automated urban shuttle service (AUSS) and the on-demand AUSS that were formulated after an extensive literature review and a Stakeholders reference group workshop. For these sub-use cases several impacts were quantified on traffic, safety, the environment, and society using microscopic simulation, mesoscopic simulation, system dynamics and the Delphi method.

During this webinar between 10:00-11:30 CET, 23 November, we would like to discuss with you the impact assessment methodologies used and the results that occurred regarding the automated urban transport sub-use cases. Several partners will present their findings including National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Loughborough University (LOUGH) and the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT).


Welcome and introduction – Andrew Morris (LOUGH) & George Yannis (NTUA) 10min
Microscopic simulation on automated urban transport – Maria Oikonomou (NTUA) 15 min
Mesoscopic simulation on automated urban transport – Johannes Muller (AIT) 10 min
System dynamics on automated urban transport – Martin Zach (AIT) 10 min
Delphi method on automated urban transport – Julia Roussou (NTUA) 10min
Automated ridesharing – Amna Chaudhry (LOUGH) 10min
Conclusions – George Yannis (NTUA) 5 min
Questions and feedback concerning the quantification and closing remarks – Julia Roussou (NTUA)

Register for the event here