The aim of this Ph.D. thesis is to provide a comprehensive impact assessment of connected and automated transport systems. The questions that are expected to be answered through the impact assessment are:
- When full automation is achieved, will there be the expected dramatic reduction of accidents?
- Will there be the expected effectiveness in terms of economy, energy, the environment and mobility?
- What will be the effects during the transition period, where conventional and automated vehicles of different levels of automation will share the road?
The main expected results of this Ph.D. thesis concern the impacts on road safety, the environment, the economy and other significant socio-economic impacts, as well as the assessment of the overall future impacts of connected and automated transport systems on the development of smart cities and the radical transformation of social life.