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Mobility and Energy Impacts of Shared Automated Vehicles: a Review of Recent Literature

  • Susan ShaheenEmail author
  • Mohamed Amine Bouzaghrane
Transportation (T Donna Chen, Section Editor)
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  1. Topical Collection on Transportation

Abstract

Purpose of Review

The purpose of this review is to present findings from recent research on Shared automated vehicles (SAV) impacts on mobility and energy.

Recent Findings

While the literature on potential SAV impacts on travel behavior and the environment is still developing, researchers have suggested that SAVs could reduce transportation costs and incur minimal increases in total trip time due to efficient routing to support pooling. Researchers also speculate that SAVs would result in a 55% reduction in energy use and ~ 90% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Summary

SAV impacts on mobility and energy are uncertain. Researchers should carefully track SAV technology developments and adjust previous model assumptions based on real-world data to produce better impact estimates. SAVs could prove to be a next technological advancement that reshapes the transportation system by providing a safer, efficient, and less costly travel alternative.

Keywords

Shared automated vehicles Travel behavior Mobility Greenhouse gases Energy consumption Shared automated vehicle policy 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Susan Shaheen and Mohamed Amine Bouzaghrane declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Transportation Sustainability Research CenterUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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