Emerging Vehicle Technologies and Services: Geographies of Diffusion

Type: Virtual Paper
Sponsor Groups: Transportation Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/8/2021
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:15 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 18
Organizers: Scott Kelley, Bradley Lane
Chairs: Scott Kelley

Call for Submissions

We welcome abstract submissions from geographers addressing this priority research area using a variety of methods. If there is enough response, we would be delighted to host multiple sessions.

If interested in participating in these sessions, please contact and send your abstract PIN number to Scott Kelley (scottkelley@unr.edu) and Bradley Lane (bwlane@ku.edu).


The development of connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technology, the proliferation of shared mobility services, 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 factors encouraging and/or discouraging adoption of these technologies, likely feedbacks that will impact the form of cities and regions, their impact on the sustainability of transportation, and the influence on residential and employer location choices. It is also uncertain how such impacts may change in a post COVID-19 world. Geographers are uniquely situated to how people current use and consider these emerging transportation technologies and services, and the implications of future and more widespread adoption.

This session welcomes all geographers that are considering the role of advanced vehicle technologies and services 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
• Facility location and network design
• Impacts on the electricity grid
• Impacts on land use and development
• Integration with Smart Cities
• Interaction with public transportation
• Interaction with bicycling and walking
• Inter-urban and intra-urban comparisons
• Mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) and Transportation Network Companies (TNCs)
• Policies and incentives
• Shared mobility adoption and use
• Technology choice and tradeoffs
• Time-space and activity-travel based analyses
• Transition trajectories and economics


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Bradley Lane*, University of Kansas, Modelling determinants of interest in adopting connected, autonomous and shared vehicle technology: Evidence from trip substitution survey data 15 8:00 AM
Presenter Yang Ju*, University of California - Berkeley, Lara J. Cushing, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, An equity analysis of clean vehicle rebate programs in California 15 8:15 AM
Presenter Scott Kelley*, University of Nevada, Reno, Samir Gulati, University of Nevada, Reno, Joseph Hiatt, University of Nevada, Reno, Shifting focus to unused stations in an early hydrogen refueling network and implications for station planning 15 8:30 AM
Presenter Xiao Li*, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Seyedeh Mousavi, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Bahar Dadashova, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Toward a Crowdsourcing Solution to Identify High-Risk Highway Segments Through Mining Driving Jerks 15 8:45 AM

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