Energy Implications of Current Travel and the Adoption of Automated Vehicles

This report presents results from a public survey of stated preferences on Automated Vehicles (AV) technology. Using data collected from the general public, the authors gained insights into current travel behavior, those who are likely to adopt AVs first, and how these groups’ commuting and driving habits may change. These shifting habits have the potential to affect energy consumption if AV technology is widely adopted in the U.S. Findings are described as follows: Section 2 explains the methods used to obtain data based on responses to surveys; Section 3 captures the responses to survey questions highlighting current driving behaviors and views of AVs; Section 4 analyzes responses to survey questions based on demographics and geographical regions, including anticipated changes in behavior when using AVs; and Section 5 extrapolates potential impacts to energy consumption if AVs were widely adopted among different demographic and regional groups, and includes a discussion comparing results of similar studies.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 42p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01707766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NREL/TP-5400-72675
  • Contract Numbers: DE-AC36-08GO28308
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 28 2019 4:51PM