Autonomous Driving will lead to more vehicles on the road and less use of public transport if market forces are left to play freely. AD can also make public transport less costly and more flexible. Transport on demand is more attractive than mass transit but needs more vehicles, each with less load. Driverless is therefor important to reduce cost. Transit operators can attract more passengers by offering shared rides to mass transit hubs. I will discuss strategies, modelling aspects and simulation results from a feasibility study of autonomous taxi feeders in Sweden.
Ingmar is a PhD and professor emeritus from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, where he directed the Centre for Traffic Research. He spent his 50 year professional life in traffic and transport, specializing in design and modelling of public transportation. In his consulting firm LogistikCentrum AB he performed over 50 PRT network design studies in Europe, America and the Middle East. At present he is developing traffic management strategies and simulation models of shared autonomous taxis in mixed traffic.