Research by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)

The Institute is measuring acceptability, willingness to use the service and concerns relating to the introduction of driverless buses in Neuhausen am Rheinfall and more generally.

Purpose of the research and research body

 

To date, research into driverless vehicles has primarily concentrated on technical improvements to the power train. Specific questions about how society interacts with driverless vehicles have not been answered. The research project being undertaken by the ISTP Institute for Science, Technology and Policy at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich will major on public perceptions of driverless transport and the launch of a driverless shuttle service. The insights provided by this acclaimed academic institute will enable the efforts of STL to be more closely aligned with the needs of the local population. Other national and international bodies will also benefit from the research results.

Core question

 

How do public perceptions of driverless transport services change over time whilst a pilot project is underway?

 

Timetable

 

Tranche 1 in February 2018
Tranche 2 in November 2018
Tranche 3 will be carried out in spring/summer 2019

Research Results

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