Breakout #11

Breakout Session #11

Early Implementation Alternatives For Automated Vehicles: An Interactive Scenario Planning Session

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Room: Union Square 5 & 6


  • Caroline Rodier, Research Scientist, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis
  • Marco Anderson, Senior Regional Planner, Southern California Association of Governments
  • Sahar Shirazi, Senior Planning Advisor, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
  • AnnaLisa Meyboom, Assistant Professor, Architecture, University of British Columbia
  • Chris Ganson, Senior Planner, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
  • Francesco Ciari, Research Associate at ETH, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
  • Regina Clewlow, Director of Business Development & Strategy, moovel Group


This event will take advantage of the multi-disciplinary expertise of the AVS attendees to imagine and evaluate near terms applications of automated vehicle technologies; for example, (1) truck, car, and bus trains in managed lanes, (2) restricted access to downtowns to automated shared taxis, and (3) first-and last-mile access to suburban transit. Participants, in groups of 8 to 10 people, will be provided with a specific planning problem and location with a potential automated vehicle solution. They will be asked to design a plan or use case that responds to a variety of implementation challenges (e.g., technology and physical designs, legal and regulatory requirements, user needs, environmental effects, and public opinion). At the end of the session, participants will make a presentation that describes the design they developed and how the design addresses critical implementation issues. This session draws on the experience of two previous ancillary AVS session Automated Vehicles and the Built Environment.


  1. Introduction and Presentation of Scenario Planning Exercises (Marco Anderson, Senior Regional Planner, Southern California Association of Governments) (30 minutes)
  2. Active Group Scenario Planning (2.5 hours)
  3. Final Group Presentations (30 minutes)

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