The integration of on-demand autonomous vehicle (AV) services into public transport systems has the potential to revolutionize the way we move around our cities and rural areas. By providing more flexible and accessible transportation options, on-demand AV services could help reduce traffic congestion, lower emissions, and improve the overall efficiency of public transport networks. However, there are also a number of challenges associated with this integration, including concerns around safety, equity, and the impact on existing public transport services. This topic is of great interest to a wide range of stakeholders, including public transport authorities and operators, technology companies and citizens.
The panel will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with the integration of on-demand AV services into public transport systems, including the potential to improve the efficiency, accessibility, and sustainability of public transport. The discussion will also focus on the role of technology and policy in enabling this integration and ensuring that it is inclusive and equitable for all members of the community.
The virtual panel session brings together experts from various backgrounds such as public transport authority and technology companies. Panelists will share their perspectives on the potential benefits and risks of on-demand AV services in public transport and explore strategies for maximizing the positive impacts of these technologies.