In this context, we present data from a recent survey of planners in state and national land-use and transport agencies. The survey, conducted through semi-structured interviews, gathered information about the expectations of these organizations in relation to the nature and timing of the deployment of new AV technologies; about the potential implications for achieving environmental and social planning objectives; and about the collective infrastructure investments that AV technologies may require. This work is being used to shape a new research agenda to explore the planning and regulatory frameworks that are needed to ensure that the AV technologies can be deployed in ways that maximize the public good.
The authors wish to recognize the generous contribution of the anonymous interviewees. This chapter is adapted from a paper presented at the State of Australian Cities Conference in Adelaide in November 2017.
Stone, J., Ashmore, D., Scheurer, J., Legacy, C. and Curtis, C. (2018), "Planning for Disruptive Transport Technologies: How Prepared Are Australian Transport Agencies?", Marsden, G. and Reardon, L. (Ed.) Governance of the Smart Mobility Transition, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 123-137. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78754-317-120181008
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