Research for TRAN Committee
Self-piloted cars : the future of road transport? - Study
The study provides an analysis of the development of automated vehicles inside and outside the EU, including both the technologies which are already on the market and those under testing and research. The EU is giving increasing attention to automated and connected vehicles as they could have huge impacts on road safety, travel behaviour and urban development. The study reports on state of the art key research projects and large scale testing in this area and discusses future pathways and potential impacts of increasing vehicle automation. It concludes with recommendations on aspects that... should be considered when shaping policies to sustain the research and development, and bringing to market, of highly automated and connected vehicles.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Internal Policies of the Union
- Personal author(s): Steer Davies Gleave Themes: Information technology and telecommunications, Land transport (road, rail)
- Subject: consumer behaviour, driving mechanism, geographical information system, information technology, intelligent transport system, motor vehicle, motor vehicle industry, new technology, research and development, road safety, road transport, urban transport