By examining gender perspective on transport planning in China, with a focus on the implementation of self-driving vehicles in the near future, the studies aim at: (1) understanding better if driverless cars will be an alternative transport mode to improve road safety and relieve traffic congestion in China; (2) explaining how gender affects travel purpose and leads to the different choices of transport modes, addressing the issue of how transport services should meet the special needs of women; (3) understanding whether driverless cars are likely to lead to gender balance in mobility or make things worse for women in China, and (4) identifying priority actions for governments to take to promote self-driving technology and address gender issues to improve the overall transport performance in China.

Advisors: Dr Dorina Pojani, Professor Neil Sipe

Project members

Weichang KONG

PhD Candidate