Spatial and Transport impacts of Automated Driving (STAD)

  • van Arem, B. (Participant)
  • Zubin, I. (Participant)
  • Madadi, B. (Participant)
  • Boersma, A.M. (Participant)
  • Ostermeijer , F.J. (Participant)
  • Pudane, B. (Participant)
  • Bhoopalam, A.K. (Participant)
  • Nuñez Velasco, J.P. (Participant)
  • van der Gun, J.P.T. (Participant)

Project Details


Automated driving is expected to drastically change the mobility of passengers and freight and spatial structure during the coming decades. Public and private parties need to redefine their strategic decision making in light of these changes, but information on potential impacts is lacking. This project will study the implications of automated driving using a wider spatial and temporal scope than previous research. The project is based on an integrated approach combining spatial economics, passenger and freight transport, traffic safety and multimodal transport networks. Integration between these discipline is addressed by an integrated modelling approach, common case studies and pilots. The project will be conducted in collaboration with pilots in the Netherlands such as Automated taxis (Delft-Zuid), WePod (Ede Wageningen), Rivium (Rotterdam) and the port of Rotterdam as well as abroad. The project will be conducted by research groups of Delft University of Technology (consortium leader), Free University of Amsterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Eindhoven University of Technology and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. The project will be conducted in close cooperation with non- academic partners from the Southern Wing of the Randstad, which comprises cities such as Rotterdam, The Hague and Delft, as well as the port of Rotterdam. Amsterdam, the province of Gelderland, consultancies, public transport operators and knowledge institutes such as TNO, SWOV are contributing to the project as well. The Dutch ministry of Infrastructure and Environment is aiming for a leading international role in testing automated vehicles and is strongly supporting the proposed project
Effective start/end date1/09/164/04/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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