WISE-ACT activities are carried out within five Working Groups (WGs):
WG1 – Institutional and Regulatory challenges. This WG aims at conducting an extensive review and evaluation of the existing institutional, regulatory and legal frameworks driving the deployment of Autonomous and Connected Transport (ACT) services. Since it has been identified that a new legal framework is required for fully autonomous vehicles, the objective of WG1 is to identify major barriers as well as to identify efficient policy recommendations to accelerate the deployment of ACT services minimising any risks.
WG1 Leader: Dr. Floridea di Ciommo
WG2 – Social Challenges. This WG aims at defining the key social challenges of ACT, namely accessibility, equity, personal security and privacy ones. Topics of interest for this WG include (but are not limited to) value of travel time under an ACT scenario and the description of principles for an inclusive and fair transport system of the future.
WG2 Leader: Dr. Eda Beyazit
WG3 – Business challenges. ACT triggers a wide variety of business challenges, which however present high uncertainty regarding the transition period or adoption rate to name some examples. This WG will particularly focus on the innovations and benefits of ACT for the logistic sector.
WG3 Leader: Prof. Graham Parkhurst
WG4 – Transport System. The objective of this WG is to examine the demand side by trying to understand users’ travel behaviour as well as identify the key planning principles for a successful integration of the AVs into the future transport system from the supply side.Among others, the WG aims at identifying the key economic, social, demographic, behavioural and cultural factors and barriers that determine a positive attitude of users towards AVs introduction.
WG4 Leader: Prof. Amalia Polydoropoulou
WG5 – Scenario Development. This WG will utilise previous simulation data to conduct analysis and inform the scenario development. Assessed impacts include traffic congestion and environmental impacts among others.
WG5 Leader: Prof. Constantinos Antoniou
How to WISE-ACT Working Groups: should you be interested in contributing one or more of the WISE-ACT Working Groups, please write an email to the WG Leader with a description of your background and interests to join the WISE-ACT activities.