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Automation and Electrification: Public Trials and Users' Adaptation

Electric Car Project at Hammarby Sjöstad (with: Joram Langbroek and Joel Franklin a.o.)

There have been a good number of vehicle types with electric drivetrain are now introduced all over the world. Despite of its benefits in reducing the carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption, its market take up is very slow, including in Sweden. Focusing on the users’ behaviours side, this project investigate the reasons underlie the users decision making processes in taking up/not taking up the electric vehicle and investigate the potential rebound effects to the adoption of more fuel efficient vehicle. The goals of this project are to provide feedback to the users themselves and also to decision makers and the stakeholders on the immediate impacts of such technology adoption and to provide potential suggestions to the systems and the regulatory framework in providing and delivering the technology to the users in most suitable and acceptable manner.

Total cost of ownership and its potential implications for battery electric vehicle diffusion

The effect of policy incentives on electric vehicle adoption

Electric vehicle users and their travel patterns in Greater Stockholm

Changing towards electric vehicle use in Greater Stockholm

When do you charge your electric vehicle? A stated adaptation approach

A stated adaptation instrument for studying travel patterns after electric vehicle adoption

How would you change your travel patterns if you used an electric vehicle?


Autonomous bus deployment on Public Road : (with Esther Chee Pei Nen, Stafan Algers, Erik Jenelius, Jonas Hatzenbühler, in coorperation with Nobina, lead by Anna Pernestål-Breden and Rami Darwis from ITRL)

The SARA1 project, run together with the Autopiloten project aims to increase knowledge and understanding about how Automated Vehicles (AV) can contribute to and complement public transport. 2 units of EZ10 were trialled to be operated in a public road segment for 6 months period. Interactions between different group of road users and users' willingness-to-use and -to-pay for the last mile service are the focused on the analysis.

More on the project description can be seen at:


Preliminary results from first months trial

Video from AP archive on the launch of the bus

Determinants of Intention to Use Last-mile Shared AB Service and the Measuring Framework

Factors Affecting Willingness-to-Pay for Autonomous Vehicle Services: Evidence from public road deployment in Stockholm

source: from ITRL documentation

The project report of the autonomous bus deployment in Kista, Stockholm, can be seen at:

Autonomous bus deployment in Barkaby: (in coorperation with Nobina, SLL, Järfalla kommun, lead by Anna Pernestål-Breden from ITRL)

A 2.5 years project focussing on deploying autonomous bus service as a real feeder service of the existing public transport services at newly developed residential areas at Barkabystaden. The project is led by Nobina AB.

Further information on the project can be found at:

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Autonomous project in Barkarby (Stockholm)

Själv­körande bussar blir verklighet i Barkarby­staden

From recent DriveSweden forum on 17 October 2018: