Research and analysis

The potential impact of driverless vehicles

Research into the impacts of emerging vehicle technologies on traffic flow and road capacity.

Documents

Impacts of connected and autonomous vehicles on traffic flow: summary report

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Impacts of connected and autonomous vehicles on traffic flow: evidence review

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Impacts of connected and autonomous vehicles on traffic flow: technical report

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Details

This research analyses the potential impacts of advanced driver assistance systems. It also investigates how automated and connected vehicle technologies affect traffic flow and road capacity.

The research consists of:

  • a review of existing evidence and ongoing research
  • modelling analysis to quantify the potential impacts in a range of scenarios
Published 6 January 2017