Mobility in Smart Cities: Will Automated Vehicles Take It Over?

  • Ralf-Martin SoeEmail author
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This chapter aims to develop an empirical roadmap for the public sector on how to implement automated transport in the urban context. This is a theory-driven and empirics-tested approach, meaning that innovation concepts and smart city frameworks will be mapped with examples from the real-life urban cases. It is expected that smart city aims to solve actual real-life global problems, and thus United Nations sustainable development goals in the case of cities are used. As a framework, main drivers and barriers will be analysed in order to provide public sector decision-makers both negative and positive effects of the automated urban transport.


Smart mobility Autonomous vehicles Sustainable development goals Key drivers Initiative overview Pilots Roadmap Baltic Autonomous vehicle framework Public urban transport Robot buses Barriers and enablers 



This work has been supported by the European Commission through the Interreg Baltic Sea Region project Sohjoa Baltic (#R073) and it is also linked to the project “Strengthening Governance Capacity for Smart Sustainable Cities” co-funded by the Erasmus+


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia

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