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AVENUE21. Connected and Automated Driving: Prospects for Urban Europe

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  • The largest and most comprehensive international survey on the effects of self driving cars so far.
  • Three scenarios (policy-driven market-driven community-driven) to show paths into possible automated futures
  • A different perspective for urban decision makers on CAVs as the work reflects common narratives
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Table of contents (6 chapters)


About this book

This open access publication examines the impact of connected and automated vehicles on the European city and the conditions that can enable this technology to make a positive contribution to urban development. The authors argue for two theses that have thus far received little attention in scientific discourse: as connected and automated vehicles will not be ready for use in all parts of the city for a long time, previously assumed effects – from traffic safety to traffic performance as well as spatial effects – will need to be re-evaluated. To ensure this technology has a positive impact on the mobility of the future, transport and settlement policy regulations must be adapted and further developed. Established territorial, institutional and organizational boundaries must be investigated and challenged quickly. Despite – or, indeed, because of – the many uncertainties, we find ourselves at the beginning of a new design phase, not only in terms of technology development, but also regarding politics, urban planning, administration and civil society.

Authors and Affiliations

  • future.lab Research Center, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

    Mathias Mitteregger, Ian Banerjee

  • future.lab Research Center and Research Unit of Local Planning, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

    Emilia M. Bruck, Rudolf Scheuvens

  • future.lab Research Center and Division of Transport System Planning, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

    Aggelos Soteropoulos

  • future.lab Research Center and Center for Sociology, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

    Andrea Stickler

  • Division of Transport System Planning, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

    Martin Berger

  • Center for Sociology, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

    Jens S. Dangschat

About the authors

An interdisciplinary team at the Faculty for Architecture and Planning at the TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) jointly worked on this publication. Funded by the Daimler and Benz Foundation, the aim was to question common narratives of spatial and societal impacts of connected and automated vehicles. Thus, the team consists of architects, spatial planners, sociologists and transport system planners.   
Mathias Mitteregger is in charge of the research project AVENUE21 at the Vienna 
University of Technology, which is funded by the Daimler and Benz Foundation and 
investigates the opportunities and risks of automated vehicles for urban development in 
Europe. In research and planning projects, he deals with the question of how new 
technologies change perception, design and ultimately life in cities. He completed his 
dissertation in architectural theory at the TU Vienna.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: AVENUE21. Connected and Automated Driving: Prospects for Urban Europe

  • Authors: Mathias Mitteregger, Emilia M. Bruck, Aggelos Soteropoulos, Andrea Stickler, Martin Berger, Jens S. Dangschat, Rudolf Scheuvens, Ian Banerjee

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  • Publisher: Springer Vieweg Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-662-64139-2Published: 08 October 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-64142-2Published: 08 October 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-662-64140-8Published: 07 October 2021

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 179

  • Number of Illustrations: 78 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Automotive Engineering

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