- Facilitating the deployment of highly and fully automated vehicles in road traffic along the Asian Highway Network
The use of highly fully automated vehicles, as part of smart transport systems can significantly reduce the economic, social and environmental costs of passenger and freight transport, while enhancing its overall quality and resilience. At the same time, their implementation in Asia and the Pacific is lagging behind due to various factors, including low awareness of the role of smart transport systems, limited capacity for implementation and a lack of regional cooperation, hindering the exchange of best practices and experiences.
Within this context, the Transport Division undertook a study project on “Facilitating the deployment of highly and fully automated vehicles in road traffic along the Asian Highway Network”. The project aimed to collect data and information on existing technologies supporting highly and automated road freight vehicles, assess the infrastructure requirement to support the operationalization of such vehicles, as well as provide way forward policy recommendations in its development and implementations for countries along Asian Highway Network.