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How to Incorporate a Smart City Perspective Into the Autonomous Driving Journey

Published: 19 May 2017

ID: G00324362

Analyst(s): Denise Rueb , Bettina Tratz-Ryan , Nagayoshi Nakano


Autonomous driving impacts not only the vehicles, but also a smart city's infrastructure and services to improve a citizen's quality of life. Technology strategic planners must integrate key social, environmental and economic factors to leverage autonomous driving initiatives in a smart city.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


  • Introduction

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Improving the quality of a citizen's life via autonomous driving vehicles will require technology strategic planners to assess the key urban issues as they relate to the smart city's triple bottom line (environmental, social and economic)
  • Broad availability of smarter multimodal mobility and traffic management options will drive technology strategic planners to develop service portals on top of OEM platforms and infrastructures
  • Permeation of mobility data from IoT, autonomous driving vehicles and smart city solutions will propel technology strategic planners to connect to open data platforms and data marketplaces

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