New report highlights advantages of AVs for first and last mile trips

A new report examining the impact of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) on cities has highlighted that the biggest benefit could be for first and last mile journeys.

Siemens’ Global Center of Competence Cities released the report–Cities in the Driving Seat—at last week’s World Cities Summit in Singapore with the greatest benefit being the opportunity for cities to plug gaps in their public transport network for example between a train station and commuters’ homes.

“The future of our cities could look very different with the adoption of connected and autonomous vehicles and they could help shape future trends in climate change, air quality, public health and more,” said Pete Daw, Urban Development and Environment Director at the Global Center of Competence Cities.

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