Estimating Impacts of Automated Shuttles

Despite growing interest in the low-speed automated shuttle concept, pilot deployments have only just begun in a few places in the U.S., and there is a lack of studies that estimate the societal impacts of a widespread deployment of automated shuttles that are designed to supplement existing transit networks. This project will estimate the potential impacts of automated shuttles based on a deployment scenario generated for a sample geographic area—Santa Clara County, California. Metrics are anticipated to address safety; accessibility, equity; energy, air quality, noise; vehicle miles traveled, passenger miles traveled, vehicle occupancy. The project will: identify sample deployment markets within Santa Clara County using a GIS screening exercise; test the mode share changes of an automated shuttle deployment scenario using BEAM, an open-source travel demand model developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and report the societal impacts based on the model outputs.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $68905
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747127

    • 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:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility

      San Jose State University
      San Jose, CA  United States  95112
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hsueh, Gary

    • Start Date: 20180901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20191130
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01682044
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747127
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Sep 26 2018 7:39PM