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Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Pete Barbrook-Johnson

Participatory Systems Mapping Case Study with the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV)

The Industrial Strategy established Grand Challenges to “put the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future, ensuring that the UK takes advantage of major global changes, improving people’s lives and the country’s productivity”. These are developments in technology that are set to transform industries and societies around the world, and in which the UK has the opportunity to play a leading global role. The Future of Mobility is one of these Grand Challenges, with the aim of the UK becoming a world leader in the way people, goods and services move.

We are beginning to see new mobility models emerge, such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS). The Department for Transport (DfT) have defined MaaS as the ‘integration of various modes of transport along with information and payment functions into a single mobility service’; they are keen to see these accelerate, as outlined in their published priorities, but to do so in line with the principles they have also set out.

CECAN is running a Participatory Systems Mapping case study with DfT and the joint DfT-BEIS Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) to assist with identifying the interactions between the structural requirements to develop MaaS business models, wider impacts, and the interventions that could effect these. This will help CCAV to identify and prioritise policy interventions to maximise the benefits and minimise the risks of these business models in relation to the nine Future of Mobility principles. CCAV will also use this work to develop a common understanding of MaaS with stakeholders, support appraisal and evaluation efforts, and prioritise their research agenda.

At the time of writing (May 2020) the case study is ongoing, we have run a number of stakeholder workshops and are currently finalising and analysing the map created.


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