In August 2017, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) entered into a contract with AC&A and the Torcuato Di Tella University for the purpose of conducting a research work on the impact of autonomous vehicles in Latin America and the Caribbean region. The activities under this agreement are part of a research program whose general objective is to contribute public policy tools in the area of urban planning and transportation in order to identify opportunities and mitigate the threats presented by the technological transition to autonomous and connected vehicles (ACVs) in the cities of the region and their mobility systems.
At the Di Tella University, this research is conducted from the Center for the Evaluation of Evidence-Based Policies (CEPE).
The study required the creation of a wide network of world-class experts from the region that participate in a Delphi survey, a tool used as part of the scenario assessment process. Based on the results obtained, AC&A will propose guidelines for public policy planning in the region.