Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have the potential to radically transform the spaces we travel through and to. While many European cities have already started experimenting with autonomous mobility, much of the current discussion revolves around the technology itself and its potential social and environmental impact. But if AVs aren't properly integrated into a city's spatial planning, chances are high that it won't be able to deliver on its promised potential.
PAV is an Interreg NSR-funded project that will help cities develop sustainable spatial planning strategies that include AVs. Beyond working directly with the partner cities, PAV can help other local authorities integrate autonomous mobility by making the necessary knowledge and methodology freely and easily accessible.
As part of the four AV pilots from the PAV pilot, Hannover Region took to the streets to launch their autonomous shuttle.
Lukas Arndt and Tanja Goebler from Hannover Region talk us through the key pilot learnings and what it means for the future.
Visit Hannover region here.
See the PAV project website here.