On 14 November, Dr Achille Fonzone was interviewed about the Transport Scotland strategy on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV).
At the CAV Scotland event at the end of October, the Scottish Government announced its ambition to be at the forefront of the CAV revolution. Transport Scotland is working with KPMG on in the development of a CAV Strategy for Scotland, to be published in the first half of 2019.
During the interview, Dr Fonzone stressed that the deployment of CAV may lead to an increase of vehicle miles travelled and have a negative impact on congestion if automated cars will be used in the future in the same way the non-automated cars are used at the moment. Therefore he suggested that Scotland should invest not only on the development of the technology but also on the development of policies and services to induce shared ownership and shared ridership of CAV.