Study: how will self-driving vehicles change Moscow?

Higher School of Economics University (HSE) researchers have assessed the effects of self-driving cars on the city of Moscow. In their study, Alexei Zomarev and Maria Rozhenko presented predictions for 2030 and 2035 based on an appropriate analysis for the city of Moscow…

This potential affects two contemporary services, the HSE researchers explained: ride sharing (in which travellers share a vehicle for travel along a similar route) and car sharing (short-term car rental).

Zomarev and Rozhenko created models of how Moscow will look in the near future. Based on official city strategies and available data regarding the number of passengers per car, auto sales, the efficiency of road networks, and so on, the researchers created four scenarios for 2030 and 2035:

Shared Use
Absolute Mobility.