Spatial and Transport impacts of Automated Driving (STAD)


Automated driving is expected to drastically change the mobility of passengers and freight and spatial structure during the coming decades. Public and private parties need to redefine their strategic decision making in light of these changes, but information on potential impacts is lacking. This project will study the implications of automated driving using a wider spatial and temporal scope than previous research. The project is based on an integrated approach combining spatial economics, passenger and freight transport, traffic safety and multimodal transport networks. Integration between these discipline is addressed by an integrated modelling approach, common case studies and pilots. The project will be conducted in collaboration with pilots in the Netherlands such as Automated taxis (Delft-Zuid), WePod (Ede Wageningen), Rivium (Rotterdam) and the port of Rotterdam as well as abroad.

The project will be conducted by research groups of Delft University of Technology (consortium leader), Free University of Amsterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Eindhoven University of Technology and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. The project will be conducted in close cooperation with non- academic partners from the Southern Wing of the Randstad, which comprises cities such as Rotterdam, The Hague and Delft, as well as the port of Rotterdam. Amsterdam, the province of Gelderland, consultancies, public transport operators and knowledge institutes such as TNO, SWOV are contributing to the project as well. The Dutch ministry of Infrastructure and Environment is aiming for a leading international role in testing automated vehicles and is strongly supporting the proposed project.


Wetenschappelijk artikel

Boek of monografie

Publicatie bedoeld voor een breed publiek

  • J.P. Nunez Velasco(2016): Automated Driving in Urban Areas- a conceptual framework based on literature
  • J.P. Nunez Velasco(2016): Safety of Pedestrians and Cyclists when Interacting with Self-Driving Vehicles: A Case Study of the WEpods
  • J.P. Nunez Velasco(2016): Safety of Pedestrians and Cyclists when Interacting with Self-Driving Vehicles: A Case Study of the WEpods
  • B van Arem(2016): Zelfrijdende auto's: zijn we er al?
  • B. van Arem(2016): Getting realistic about automated driving
  • B van Arem(2016): STAD: Spatial and Transport Impacts of Automated Driving
  • B van Arem(2017): Automated Driving - Evolution or Revolution
  • B van Arem, M de Vreeze(2017): Cooperation and networks
  • B van Arem, R. Boersma, F. Rieck(2017): Proeven met automatische voertuigen: wat leren we? pp. 30 - 31
  • M Senden, R Visser, A Ackerman, A Hermsen(2017): Marktverkenning AVLM Metropoolregio Rotterdam Den Haag
  • T Arentze, Y Maknoon, C Chorus, E Molin, B Pudane(2018): Activiteitenpatronen in zelfrijdende auto

Professionele publicatie

  • B van Arem(2017): Spatial and Transport Impacts of Automated Driving





Prof. dr. ir. B. van Arem

Verbonden aan

Technische Universiteit Delft, Faculteit Civiele Techniek en Geowetenschappen, Transport & Planning


A.K. Bhoopalam, A.M. Boersma, B. Madadi, J.P. Nuñez Velasco, F.J. Ostermeijer, B. Pudane MSc