Active Transportation and Community Health Impacts of Automated Vehicle Scenarios: An Integration of the San Francisco Bay Area Activity Based Travel Demand Model and the Integrated Transport and Health Impacts Model (ITHIM)

In the same way that the automobile disrupted horse and cart transportation in the 20th century, automated vehicles hold the potential to disrupt the current system of transportation and the fabric of the built environment. How automated vehicle systems are integrated into regional transportation systems could have significant negative and positive effects on congestion, vehicle miles traveled (VMT), active transportation, greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), and community health. There is a critical need to understand both the system levels on vehicle travel, GHGs, and human health. The project will provide critical understanding of and evidence for potential active travel, GHGs, and community health impacts of automated vehicles systems. Specifically, it will integrate the Integrated Transport and Health Impacts Model (ITHIM) with the automated vehicle scenario travel outputs from simulations with the San Francisco Bay Area regional travel demand model. The inter-disciplinary team will show the feasibility and importance of including health effects in the transportation planning process and give transportation planners insight they need to help guide the implementation of automated vehicles to help meet broader community goals, including greenhouse gas reduction.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $276405
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:


    Washington DC,   United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of California, Davis

    1 Shields Ave
    Davis, California  United States  95616
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jaller, Miguel

    Maizlish, Neil

    Rodier, Caroline

    Zhang, Michael

  • Start Date: 20181001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200331
  • Actual Completion Date: 20200331
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01680351
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 14 2018 2:50PM