Tieliikenteen automaation ja palveluistumisen vaikutukset ihmisten liikkumiseen tulevaisuudessa

Timo Liljamo

Research output: Book/ReportDoctoral thesisCollection of Articles


The transport system is facing significant changes in the following years and decades as digitalisation-enabled mobility services (MaaS, Mobility as a Service) and automatisationenabled high-level automated vehicles become more common and more
widely available. These new innovations can significantly change the structure of the transport system and affect people's mobility habits. The aim of this study is to increase knowledge and provide an understanding on how ready people are to adopt these innovations and what kind of effects they will have on people’s current mobility habits and thus the transport system in the future.

In this study, the research methods used have been two large citizen surveys (Nautomated_vehicles=2036 and NMaaS=1176) and two expert workshops. According to the study, people are relatively willing to try and adopt both MaaS and automated vehicles, as long as their service level is good enough and they can be used to achieve, for example, economic benefits. However, people's willingness to pay for new services is relatively low. Therefore, new services should be able to bring economic benefits to their users or their attractiveness, and the perceived benefits by people should be increased that they can become more widespread.

Automated vehicles and MaaS will have a significant impact on the transport system and people's mobility habits in the future. People's need for car ownership will decrease and new innovations will also have significant effects on the modal split. However, the final implications for the modal split are still unclear. This study identified the impact mechanisms of these innovations on the basis of which the modal split will change. In general, transport policy will play a significant role in what the effects of automated vehicles and MaaS services will eventually be. However, there is a need for preparing for the changes and the development must be influenced in order to achieve the desired future.
Original languageFinnish
Place of PublicationTampere
PublisherTampere University
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-03-1741-6
ISBN (Print)978-952-03-1740-9
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeG5 Doctoral dissertation (article)

Publication series

NameTampere University Dissertations - Tampereen yliopiston väitöskirjat
ISSN (Print)2489-9860
ISSN (Electronic)2490-0028

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