On Thursday September 16, during the event ‘(F)aces of the future’, Mpact, Autodelen.net and the city of Mechelen will present a discussion paper with policy recommendations about the sustainable rollout of autonomous vehicles

Although self-driving vehicles appear to be far off at first glance, in this session, we give concrete recommendations to cities and municipalities on how to prepare a sustainable transition that allows for more automated transport.

This session, which falls within the framework of the European ART-Forum project, gives local governments insights into the possible impact future autonomous road transport might have on our society.

In recent months, Autodelen.net, Mpact and the City of Mechelen discussed this subject with experts from Flanders and the Netherlands. The results of these workshops will be presented for the first time on Inspiration Day. Concrete policy recommendations enable governments to develop a vision around the rise of automated vehicles, without losing sight of the goal of making mobility more sustainable. After the presentation of the results and the policy recommendations, international experts will enter into a debate over the role of local governments in the mobility transition.

Find the programme here:

Autonomous | Netwerk Duurzame Mobiliteit (duurzame-mobiliteit.be)