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The Future of Traffic: Will Automated Connected Electric Shared Vehicles be the Sustainable Solution we have been waiting for?
28 Sep 2021
Registration (deadline: 15 September 2021)
Hosted by the University of Innsbruck, the workshop purpose is to collect feedback and identify joint further development opportunities for the necessary framework conditions for the implementation of the ACES technology, as well as new technical and social research questions.
14.00 – 14.10 Welcome, Agenda, Participants
14.10 – 15.00 Pax Automatica: Planning for Automated, Connected, Electric and Shared
Bern Grush, Chief Innovation Officer, Harmonize Mobility
The subject of automated vehicles is a confusing mixture of hope, hype, fear, greed, science, innovation, and promised salvation. In this keynote, Bern Grush will look contextually at what we are being promised, soberly at the challenges to these promises, and constructively at what we could do
to access the opportunity of this promised automotive revolution. Will planning and governance be more visionary and effective this time than it was during the first automotive revolution a century and a quarter before?
15.00 – 15.45 Results of the Expert Survey: How Key Stakeholders Expect ACES to Unfold
Elisabeth Suck, MSc University of Innsbruck
Elisabeth Suck will summarize the key learning regarding these questions investigated during her Master thesis based on 30+ experts.
• Which actors are involved in the advancement of ACES vehicles, how do depend on each other and what are their stakes?
• What is the role of potential users in this transformation?
• How do actors perceive the contribution of ACES to sustainability?
• How can diverse motives and expectations between actors be aligned?
15.45– 16.00 Break
16.00 – 16.45 Break-Out Discussions (each group to cover one of the below topics)
• How should an ACES usage system be designed to respond to stakeholder, especially user, needs?
• What understanding of sustainable mobility enables the actual market success of ACES?
• How can we ensure the technological flexibility of the ACES concept to avoid its failure in case one of the technologies becomes obsolete?
• How can we enable co-creation processes with citizens and potential users to ensure public acceptance of ACES?
16.45 – 17.15 Presentation of the break-out group discussions results, Wrap Up, Summary of Future Research Agenda