The long-term effects of autonomous cars on land use, access and travel

Modelling autonomous vehicle-induced urban growth and inform land use based policy measures to minimise their effects on transportation.



  • Prof Graham Currie
    Monash University

Funded by

  • Australian Research Council Discovery Project

Autonomous vehicles are a major world trend which will significantly impact Australian communities. Findings from this project will help Australian cities prepare for the long-term disruptions of autonomous vehicles.

Liton Kamruzzaman

Historically new transport technologies have significantly changed urban form in Australian cities with important business, economic, congestion, social and environmental impacts. Autonomous cars are said to revolutionise tomorrows transport but no research has yet considered long term impacts on land use and city structure.

This project explores how land use and travel will change adopting innovative land use and transport models. Outcomes will better prepare Australia for an autonomous travel future.