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Our Approach

CoExist Methodology

AV-ready transport and infrastructure planning in cities are a key precondition for fulfilling the promises of automated vehicles to reduce road space demand and improve traffic efficiency and safety. CoEXist will address three key steps in transport and infrastructure development.

AV-ready transport modelling

Validated extension of existing microscopic and macroscopic transport models to include different types of automated vehicles (passenger cars, light freight vehicles with different automation levels).

Automation-ready road infrastructure

Tool to assess the impact of automated vehicles on safety, traffic efficiency and space demand and development of design guidance for hybrid infrastructure (for both conventional and automated vehicles)

Automation-ready road authorities

Elaboration of eight use cases in four local authorities (Gothenburg, Helmond, Milton Keynes and Stuttgart), used to evaluate – with the CoEXist tools – the impacts of automated vehicles on safety, traffic efficiency and road space requirements and making detailed hybrid infrastructure design recommendations.