Self-driving vehicles can give better traffic flow and increase road safety. Additionally, the technology may pave the way for new possibilities in urban planning if parking spaces are freed up for other uses and congestion is reduced.
This report is the first in a project by The Norwegian Board of Technology on Automated transport. It provides an overview of the technology, analyses the time frame and need for new infrastructure, and highlights challenges concerning safety, responsibility and privacy.
In the next report, we will look closer at how organisation and urban planning may be affected by digitalisation and self-driving vehicles.