Advanced Vehicle Technologies: Alternative Fuels, Autonomous Vehicles, and Geographical Considerations of Diffusion II

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Transportation Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Washington 4, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Organizers: Scott Kelley
Chairs: Scott Kelley


The development of connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technology and continued innovations in alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) offer potentially dramatic changes for the future of transportation, as cities and regions continue to address a host of long-term environmental, social, and economic issues inherent in the present-day transportation sector. Of long-term importance as these technologies mature is a need to understand the likely feedbacks that will impact the form of cities and regions, their impact on the sustainability of transportation, and the arrangement of residences and employment. Geographers are uniquely situated to how people current use and consider these emerging transportation technologies, and the implications of future and more widespread adoption.

This session welcomes all geographers that are considering the role of advanced vehicle technologies in the transportation sector. We particularly welcome those interested in their diffusion into urban areas, though studies in all areas and all spatial scales will be considered. A sample of topics that could contribute to this session include (but are not limited to):

• Charging/driving/purchasing/refueling behavior
• Confluence of AFVs and CAVs
• Education, experience, knowledge, and perception studies
• Environmental impacts, benefits, well-to-wheel analyses
• Equity impacts, issues, and vulnerability analyses
• Facility location and network design
• Impacts on electricity grid
• Impacts on land use and development
• Interaction with public transportation
• Interaction with bicycling and walking
• Inter-urban and intra-urban comparisons
• Policies and incentives
• Smart cities and connected mobility
• Technology choice and tradeoffs
• Time-space and activity-travel based analyses
• Transition trajectories and economics


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Daniel Turner*, University of Alabama, Kevin Curtin, University of Alabama Department of Geography, Unmanned Vehicle Logistics Modeling: Results and Integration 20 9:55 AM
Presenter Asli Gocmen*, University of Wisconsin, Gillian Cooper, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Planning for a Future with Self-driving Cars: Practices of and Perspectives from U.S. Municipalities 20 10:15 AM
Presenter Scott Kelley*, University of Nevada, Reno, Travel Behavior in a Developing Connected Environment: Considerations from the Public of Reno, Nevada 20 10:35 AM
Discussant Michael Kuby Arizona State University 20 10:55 AM

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