New edited volume: Policy implications of autonomous vehicles

Our new edited volume “Policy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles”, Volume Five in the Advances in Transport Policy and Planning series systematically reviews policy relevant implications of AVs and the associated possible policy responses, and discusses future avenues for policy making and research. It comprises 13 chapters discussing: (a) short-term implications of AVs for traffic flow, human-automated bus systems interaction, cyber-security and safety, cybersecurity certification and auditing, non-commuting journeys; (b) long-term implications of AVs for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and energy, health and well-being, data protection, ethics, governance; (c) implications of AVs for the maritime industry and urban deliveries; and (d) overall synthesis and conclusions.

Many thanks for the great collaboration to my co-editors (Dr. Nikolas Thomopoulos and Professor Bert van Wee) and the authors of the chapters listed below, who contributed their expertise within each field making this …

New book chapter: Implications of vehicle automation for accessibility and social inclusion of people on low income, people with physical and sensory disabilities, and older people

Vehicle automation and vehicle sharing are frequently presented as key factors towards a more inclusive transport system. 
In our new book chapter, we argue that we should not take this statement for granted. We suggest that the requirements for digital access and online payment for those services, vehicle custom-design, operating complexities, and uncertainties, insecurity and distrust in adoption of new vehicle technologies could compromise possible accessibility gains and thus negatively influence social inclusion levels of people on low income, people with physical and sensory disabilities, and older people. 
Book chapter available here
Many thanks for the nice collaboration to my co-author Bert Van Wee and the editors of the book volume “Demand for Emerging Transportation Systems. Modeling Adoption, Satisfaction and Mobility Patterns” Constantinos Antoniou, Dimitrios Efthymiou, Emmanouil Chaniotakis 
Abstract  We analyze the implications of vehicle automation for the access…

New article: Questioning mobility as a service: Unanticipated implications for society and governance


My August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professorship at TUM

I am pleased to announce that I have been awarded the August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professorship at the Technical University of Munich!
Named after Professor August-Wilhelm Scheer, a renowned German pioneer in the field of computer science,the professorship is awarded to scientists with an outstanding international reputation who wish to engage in an intensive and sustainable collaboration with TUM researchers.
August-Wilhelm Scheer professors are expected to enrich the vibrant research culture at TUM by virtue of innovative approaches and to explore new, cutting-edge research fields.
Glad that I will jointly work with Professor Constantinos Antoniou and his team at the Chair ofTransportation Systems Engineering on new insights about acceptance of emerging mobility technologies!
Also happy that I will become a member of the TUM Institute for Advanced Study (TUM-IAS) as part of my appointment at TUM. 

More inforamtion available here

Special Issue on long term implications of automated vehicles published in Transport Reviews

The Special Issue on long term implications of automated vehicles has been recently published in Transport Reviews and is available here.

As I mentioned in my guest-editorial (available open access here): “After a long period of overly optimistic discussions and mostly technological oriented research on AVs, there are early signs that deployment of AVs will likely be much more complicated than initially expected, possibly involving adverse long-term implications for social and environmental sustainability. Early exploration of those implications and of the associated policy responses is important to not only prevent unwanted consequences but also shape development of this new mobility technology in a socially desirable way. This Special Issue served this purpose by reviewing evidence and discussing long-term travel behaviour, spatial, planning and governance implications of AVs.”

I really enjoyed guest-editing this SI for Transport Reviews! I hope these ideas will add another block of …

Call for book chapter abstracts on “Policy implications of AVs” (Elsevier)

I am pleased to announce the Call for book chapter abstracts on “Policy implications of AVs” (Elsevier book series: Advances in Transport Policy andPlanning). Submission deadline: 15.01.2019 (max 400 words).Editors: Dimitris Milakis, Nikolas Thomopoulos, Bert van Wee.

Thus far, research on policy implications of AVs has been mostly country agnostic. In this edited book volume, we focus on country-specific and cross-country/city variations of AV implications. For more information click here.

My new position at the Institute of Transport Research, German Aerospace Center (DLR)!

Excited to announce my new position as Head of the (new) research group on ‘Automated driving and new mobility concepts’ at the Institute of Transport Research, German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Berlin!