Automated and zero emissions vehicles could be the biggest thing to happen to transport since the car itself.

While there’s a lot of existing local and international information about automated and zero emissions vehicles, much of it is highly uncertain. The data and evidence we have collected and developed aims to address these uncertainties and enable us to provide well-considered and transparent advice to government.

To develop this evidence base, we engaged subject matter experts to conduct technical research and modelling specific to Victoria in ten topic areas, as follows:

  • Transport modelling
  • Population and land use
  • Energy network
  • ICT infrastructure
  • Environment and population health
  • Socioeconomic impacts
  • Financial analysis
  • International market analysis
  • Transport engineering
  • Urban design

We also undertook a comprehensive literature review to find out what research had already been published on infrastructure and automated and zero emissions vehicles, and what might be relevant to Victoria.

See our document library for all the reports that comprise our evidence base.

Our evidence base considers the seven scenarios outlined in the Future Scenarios report, released in May 2018. The Future Scenarios report outlined seven scenarios to allow us to isolate and test the impacts of different elements of technologies and market models. The scenarios were designed to complement rather than compete with each other, and no one scenario is intended to be the most probable outcome. It’s likely that we will see a mix of all of the scenarios on the road in the future.

Separately, we have also developed two interactive tools to help illustrate the findings:

  • Land use modelling (Tableau) - click here to access

A suite of images that reimagine what Victoria’s streets and neighbourhoods could look like with automated and zero emissions vehicles is also available to view at