Autonomous vehicles and future urban environments: Exploring implications for wellbeing in an ageing society
Fitt, Helen; Curl, Angela; Dionisio-McHugh, Rita; Fletcher, Amy; Frame, Bob; Ahuriri-Driscoll, Annabel
Abstract – Tuhinga Whakarāpopoto
This think piece presents four scenarios of autonomous vehicle adoption and then present some of the potential impacts on travel behaviour, urban form, and wellbeing, with a particular focus on ageing populations. The scenarios range between an axis from high and low automation and an axis from hyper and collaborative consumption. Although there is a wealth of accumulated knowledge around the interactions, there is also considerable uncertainty. This means governance and policy decisions are crucial in determining the impact of autonomous vehicles.
Other reports associated with this research
Fitt, H., Frame, B., Fletcher, A., Curl, A., Dionisio-McHugh, R., Ahuriri-Driscoll, A., Baldwin, N. & Hadfield, H. (2018). Four plausible scenarios for transport in New Zealand in 2048. Christchurch: BBHTC.
Curl, A., Fitt, H., Dionisio-McHugh, R., Ahuriri-Driscoll, A., Fletcher, A., & Slaughter, H. (2018). Autonomous vehicles and future urban environments: Exploring changing travel behaviours, built environments, and implications for wellbeing in an ageing society. Christchurch: BBHTC.
Fletcher, A., Fitt, H., Baldwin, N., Hadfield, H., & Curl, A. (2018). Initial scan of policy / issues relevant to autonomous vehicle development and deployment. Christchurch: BBHTC.
Keywords – Kupu Hāngai
Automation, urban transportation, Shared Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, transport, cars, mobility, commuting, ageing, mobility for ageing
Fields of Research – Āpure Rangahau
Transport; Urban/Spatial Planning; Age and Aging
Date – Te Wā Whakarewa
Type – Te Auaha
Citation – Kupu Hautoa
Fitt, H., Curl, A., Dionisio-McHugh, R., Fletcher, A., Frame, B., & Ahuriri-Driscoll, A. (2018). Think Piece: Autonomous vehicles and future urban environments: Exploring implications for wellbeing in an ageing society (Second ed.). Christchurch: BBHTC.