Preparing Transport Infrastructure for Autonomous Mobility Working Group
The prospect of autonomous travel has been one of the most exciting ideas in transport policy in the past decade. Yet in spite of much examination, there is little global consensus about how infrastructure providers can invest in making their networks ready for a new type of traffic. Nor do policymakers have a good understanding of what would best help developers and industry get their innovations into use on real-world roads.
The Working Group considers both urban settings and highway transport, and focus on both individual and public transport. Furthermore, it seeks to align the consideration of infrastructure support levels for automated driving with other emerging mobility trends, which will also demand infrastructure adjustments such as alternative engine technologies and digitally mediated transport services, particularly in cities (e.g. Mobility as a Service).
The Working Group serves as a 18-month platform for discussion among relevant policy makers, together with members of the ITF Corporate Partnership Board and experts to push forward the research agenda on and produce recommendations for preparing transport infrastructure for autonomous mobility.
The Working Group is expected to publish its final output in the spring of 2023 with research and evidence by developing an analytical framework, based on two dimensions: the nature of the infrastructure and the timeframe.
Find links to the three ITF reports that provide background information below.