LEVITATE will address the potential impacts of connected and automated driving; driver behaviour, mobility behaviour, recharging and refuelling behaviour, accessibility, safety, traffic efficiency, emissions, energy consumption, use of resources, impact on employment, required skills, infrastructure wear and land use.
The following elements have been identified:
- Identification and classification of the impacts of connected and automated driving
- Description and measurement of the impacts of connected and automated driving
- Development of methods of back casting and forecasting of the impacts of connected and automated driving
- Evaluation of comparability and amenability to monetary valuation of the impacts of connected and automated driving
- Method for analysing the costs and benefits of connected and automated driving
- Methods for generating options and scenarios for policy at the city level with respect to the introduction of connected and automated driving
LEVITATE will cover the impact assessment cycle from methodology to analysis and evaluation, including guidance for the implementation. LEVITATE will have a strong theoretical basis corresponding to TRL 2, as it will develop new methodologies for impact assessment by filling research and scientific gaps, addressing uncertainties and developing and using state-of-the-art quantitative methods. The CATS deployment scenarios will be new and will be TRL 2.