Shared Design Framework for Autonomous Vehicles and Land Use Interface

Yong Ku, Swee and Conejos, Sheila (2022) Shared Design Framework for Autonomous Vehicles and Land Use Interface. Mobility, Knowledge and Innovation Hubs in Urban and Regional Development. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2022, 27th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 641-650. ISSN 2521-3938

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Technologies around Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) have improved enormously in the last decade. Autonomous vehicles are increasingly being tested on roads around the world. While the commercialisation of AVs seems imminent and researchers have explored various scenarios on the impact of driverless cars, trucks and buses on urban planning, the research around how AVs interface with land use and buildings remains scarce. This means that AVs may not be ready for full end-to-end transportation of passengers in high-density cities where drop off points are built within the buildings. This research study aims to fill the gap by examining the issues around the AV interface with land use and buildings, before these vehicles can become a viable option for commuters. Further research is required to investigate how these vehicles can navigate away from the roads into buildings, navigate within buildings, and then navigate out of buildings back onto the roads. This paper reviews current literature on the subject of autonomous vehicles and how they interact with and impact on the built environment. The findings identified a knowledge gap on how autonomous vehicles interface with buildings. The scant research in this area could slow the adoption of autonomous vehicles in a city like Singapore. Thus, this paper proposes a novel shared design framework plan for stakeholders, such as commuters, car manufacturers, building owners and design consultants, etc., to adopt so that building owners may enhance their assets for smoother access by autonomous vehicles. The inputs from a range of stakeholders could steer the formulation of guidelines for upgrading existing buildings to be AV-friendly and introduce relevant design considerations for new buildings to be AV-ready

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autonomous vehicles, Built environment, Land use, Shared design framework, Singapore
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Depositing User: The CORP Team
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2022 17:42
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2022 14:07

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