Services with Shared Automated Vehicles - Research & Assessment in a 1st pilot - SARA1
|Coordinator||KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Integrated Transport Research Lab, MMK|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 1 100 000|
|Project duration||December 2016 - September 2018|
|Venture||Strategic Innovation Program Drive Sweden|
Purpose and goal
The project have reached its aim in increasing knowledge and understanding about how automated vehicles (AV) can contribute to and complement public transport, by collecting and analyzing data from a pilot in first pilot performed in Stockholm Kista during spring 2018.
Expected results and effects
Different groups of users prefer different types of AB services. Car owner, business owners, students prefer and have a higher WTP for premium services such as non-shared/limited shared AB service with little waiting time. Pensioners, on the other hand, would appreciated social interactions by taking shared AB services, instead of a premium service with little waiting time. the system level analysis, found that AB has a potential to significantly improve the average frequency of the service. However, the demand and turn over impacts would highly depends on the route of the services.
Planned approach and implementation
The project team performed an assessment and investigated research questions by studying the pilot with two AV that Nobina is leading in Kista (primarily operating on Kistagången) during the spring/summer 2018. The researchers investigated different aspects of user´s behavior and service design in relation to the AV. Both qualitative and quantitative methods are used.