Planning for Pedestrians in an Automated & Connected Future – TUM-IAS General Assembly

TUM-IAS General Assembly 2018 – June 5-6, 2018

There is much interest of late in the promise of technologies to provide safe, efficient, and comfortable mobility. Most of this discussion has focused on autonomous and connected vehicles and the benefits for urban travel for passengers in automobiles and various forms of shared mobility options, including transit. With the exception of the potential to improve safety and reduce injuries and deaths, less attention has been paid to how these technologies will impact the pedestrian and the urban environmental conditions that support walking. This presentation will discuss the implications of an automated and connected future on walking and how planning might intervene to preserve and enhance our most basic form of mobility.