Mobility as a Service and Autonomous Vehicle Economics
SeriesSpatial Economics Seminar
Speaker(s)Hendrik Wolff (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
LocationTinbergen Institute (Gustav Mahlerplein 117), Room 1.01
Date and time
February 06, 2020
12:15 - 13:15
This paper describes how autonomous vehicles (AV) and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) can drastically change our lives, cities and business models in the coming decades. We discuss several policy recommendations that policy makers/cities can already implement today. We show that the costs or benefits of an AV and MaaS future can amount to trillions of dollars. Whether welfare gains (or losses), however, are realized crucially depends if policy makers adopt key legislations. Without this set of legislations, AVs and MaaS may not lead to welfare gains, especially for certain sub-populations.