Have you ever wondered who are the people working in the field of automated mobility? And what motivates them to work on self-driving vehicles?

To get answers to your questions, SHOW launched the new podcast series ‘Automated Mobility: The people behind the wheel.’ In the podcast, you will get to know the experts working in the field of automated mobility through a series of interviews. Hosted by Henriette Cornet, UITP, Coordinator of the SHOW project, the podcast wants to build the bridge between research and practice, between experts and passengers.

#10: Lieselot Vanhaverbeke & Evy Rombaut – Impact assessment as key for sustainable automated mobility

In this episode, Professors Lieselot Vanhaverbeke and Evy Rombaut from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) share with us why evaluating the impacts of automated mobility is essential to move towards more sustainable cities.

After a brief introduction of the history of VUB, we get to know the research institute MOBI, in which the M3ICA methodology was invented. This methodology helps the researchers of the project understand the multiple layers of impacts that AVs have on micro and macro levels, considering a variety of criteria (e.g., safety, environment, traffic flow) and stakeholders (e.g., citizens, municipalities).

Both Lieselot and Evy speak about their passion for sustainable mobility and how it connects to their personal experiences, among others

A huge thanks to our guests for their time and fantastic insights!

Listen to the podcast here


MOBI – Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre

M3ICA – Multi-Impact, multi-Criteria, and multi-Actor analysis


MOBI research centre

SHOW deliverable D9.3 Pilot experimental plans, KPIs definition & impact assessment framework for final demonstration round

Transport Research Arena conference

Podcast (in Dutch) “De zelfrijdende shuttle: UZ Brussel

Chapter of the book (in Dutch) “Autonome Motorvoertuigen – Een multidisciplinair onderzoek naar de maatschappelijke impact”

Info on the Ripple Effect in the paper: Milakis, D., van Arem, B., & van Wee, B. (2015). The ripple effect of automated driving. 2015 BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day.

And last but not least: Moby’s song “Mobility

Automated Mobility: The people behind the wheel is available on Apple PodcastSpotifyGoogle PodcastsAmazon Music, and TuneIn.