Envisioning Automated Vehicles within the Built Environment: 2020, 2035, and 2050

  • Shannon Sanders McDonaldEmail author
  • Caroline Rodier
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


This paper describes the purpose, methodology, instruments, organization and participant discussion results at the Friday Ancillary workshop: “Envisioning Automated Vehicles within the Built Environment: 2020, 2035, 2050” during the TRB/AUVSI Automated Vehicles Symposium 2014. This hands-on interactive workshop included 110 participants working as small teams of experts from a wide range of fields—city planning, infrastructure, architecture, car design, engineering, software, and systems—who collaborated on specific built world scenarios focused on the challenges and opportunities for AV/ATN implementation in the United States by regional transportation planning organizations.


Automated vehicle technology Automated vehicles Automated transit networks Car/ride sharing Built environment Metropolitan planning organizations Sustainability 



The workshop was financially supported by: UC Davis’ National Center for Sustainable Transportation, Southern California Association of Governments, ARUP, Kimley Horn, Fehr and Peers, and National Center for Intermodal Transportation. Committee members were: Kati Rubinyi, AIA ia, Ramses Madou, Marco Anderson, Reuben M. Juster, EIT, Dimitris Milakis, PhD, Susan Shaheen, PhD, Ray Traynor, and Elliot Martin, PhD. The committee would like to thank Jane Lappin and other symposium organizers for their support of this workshop. Finally, we would like to thank the all the workshop participants for their enthusiastic and thoughtful participation!

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Applied Sciences and Arts, School of ArchitectureSouthern Illinois UniversityCarbondaleUSA
  2. 2.Urban Land Use and Transportation Center, Institute of Transportation StudiesUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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