July 17 Moses 14:00 - 15:00 | Mobility, Innovation
Caution: Unmanned Vehicles! The Economy, Regulations, and Approaches of Transitioning to Autonomous Megacity
Automated vehicles are no longer a distant prospect. More and more cities launch automated rail transportation, and many cars already have an optional autopilot mode; unmanned transport is becoming common in logistics. Experts estimate that by 2035 automated vehicles will account for 10 percent of the auto industry’s gross output, and by 2050 AVs are likely to supersede their gas-engine antecedents. Full transition to automated transportation will entail important changes for cities, such as building new IT infrastructure, transformation of the car ownership and usage models and changes in urban lifestyles. All this requires thorough preparation.
- What effect will autonomous transportation have on urban infrastructure, structure of settlement and urban services?
- What kind of infrastructure and regulations are needed for AVs?
- Could AVs trigger de-urbanisation?