Business models for the deployment of autonomous shuttle services on private sites

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Abstract

Pilots with autonomous shuttle services are on the rise. While research is often focussed on the acceptance of this technology, few have focussed on their business models. This paper intends to fill this gap by providing a cost framework for three different scenarios depicting autonomous shuttle services on private sites. Based on the insights of a living lab with an autonomous shuttle, the costs and activities required to offer these services were identified. This led to the calculation of the total costs for each service. Also, sensitivity analyses were conducted to assess the impacts depending on the number of users, the presence of a remote operator or by showing a best- and worse- case scenario to deal with the remaining uncertainties. The results show that there is potential for the implementation of profitable autonomous shuttle services, but the willingness-to-pay for it is still rather low. Therefore, acceptance studies to raise user awareness are still necessary.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe role of transport in urban, energy and climate transitions
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2021
EditorsBert van Wee
Place of PublicationDelft
PublisherBIVEC-GIBET
Pages104-115
ISBN (Print)9789055842940
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2021
EventBIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2021: The role of transport in urban, energy and climate transitions - Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 27 May 202128 May 2021
https://www.bivec-gibet.eu/transport-research-days-2021/

Conference

ConferenceBIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2021
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period27/05/2128/05/21
Internet address

Keywords

  • Autonomous shuttles
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Business models
  • Cost analysis

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