Investigating the strategic options for autonomous vehicle adoption in WA

External PersonnelSimone Pettigrew, Richard Norman, Lin Fritschi
Project FundingBankwest Curtin Economics Centre
Project StatusCurrent

Project Summary

Rapid technological developments in multiple fields have resulted in projections of the imminent introduction of autonomous vehicles (AVs) worldwide. AVs will radically alter current modes of transport and the ways cities function. For the many benefits of AVs to be realised, migration to a fully automated fleet needs to occur as rapidly as possible to minimise the inefficient adoption period during which a combination of automated and non-automated vehicles will share the roads. This project will generate data from consumers, policy makers, industry representatives, and secondary information sources to support evidence-based AV implementation strategies to optimise outcomes in Western Australia.

Project Outputs

Brief Report: The Unrealized Potential of Autonomous Vehicles for an Aging Population Simone Pettigrew, Sophie L. Cronin, Richard Norman Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have the potential to improve the health and well-being of older people. This exploratory study involved in-depth interviews with 43 key stakeholders across a broad range of sectors to identify the primary policy implications of AVs for aging populations. Four... Read article 1 August 2018Journal Articles Read More
The health benefits of autonomous vehicles: Public awareness and receptivity in Australia Simone Pettigrew, Zenobia Talati, Richard Norman The aim of this study was to assess Australians’ attitudes to the advent of autonomous vehicles and the extent of their reported unprompted and prompted awareness of the potential health-related benefits arising from this technological advancement. The results indicate an... Read article 5 July 2018Journal Articles Read More