Report: Thinking about the future of autonomous vehicles

Volume 3 – Issue 2
April 2021

By Cameron Roberts, PhD and James Meadowcroft, PhD

Should we support the rapid introduction of autonomous vehicles in the hope that they will unlock changes in the mobility system that facilitate more low-carbon travel? Or should we be more cautious on the grounds that autonomous vehicles might make things worse? This paper explores this question, using a detailed review of the academic literature on autonomous vehicles.

Cite this document:
Roberts, C. and Meadowcroft, J, 2021. Thinking about the future of autonomous vehicles: Climate impacts and the case for directed disruption. Transition Accelerator Reports Vol. 3, Issue 2, Pg. 1-50. ISSN 2562-6264 English version of this document available at COVER IMAGE: (accessed March 2021).