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Social acceptance of autonomous vehicles

Dr. Dávid Földes

Research Associate


H-1111 Budapest, Stoczek utca 2., ST building, 405



Dr. Kitti Mezei

Assistant Professor

Dr. Bálint Csonka

Research Associate

Dr. Anikó Grad-Gyenge

Associate Professor

Dr. Csaba Csiszár

Associate Professor

Introduction of the Research Group

The research group aims to develop models and methods to integrate autonomous vehicles and their mobility services into the changing transport system, taking into account the socio-environmental-economic interconnections. In many cases, technological progress responds to societal and sustainability needs, but it also often creates new challenges. Transport systems based on autonomous vehicles can be operated using novel methods of design, operation and information management. The related travel surveys are generally limited to a sub-set of the domain and do not cover all areas related to mobility services. The research team aims to explore user, operator, decision-maker and societal expectations of mobility services, with a particular focus on the transition period. 
The research team will analyze the current so-called transitional modes of transport from several perspectives. We model the structure of the transport system with autonomous vehicles at macro and meso level. The business model for the new mobility service and the basis for organizational and institutional development will be developed. Train future scenarios to investigate the spatial changes that will occur as a result of the uptake of autonomous vehicles. We will develop an operational model, an information management model and a database model for the mobility service.  
The research team will investigate legal barriers and regulatory issues as obstacles to the implementation of mobility services models. In this area, our research includes data protection and database security studies, as well as the general regulatory background of MaaS models.


Structural model and functional framework of autonomous vehicle-based mobility services
Data protection model of autonomous vehicle-based mobility services 


Földes, D., Csiszár, Cs., Tettamanti, T. 2021. Automation Levels of Mobility Services. Journal of Transportation Engineering Part A – Systems, 147(5)., pp. 04021021. DOI: 10.1061/JTEPBS.0000519

Csiszár, Cs., Földes, D., He, Y. 2019. Reshaped Urban Mobility. In: Urban Design, edited by Amjad, ZA, Asaad, A., pp. 1-17. London, InctechOpen Limited. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.89211

Silva, D., Csiszár, Cs., Földes, D. (2021) Autonomous Vehicle Use and Urban Space Transformation: A Scenario Building and Analyzing Method. Sustainability 2021, 13, 3008. 
DOI: 10.3390/su13063008

He, Y., Csiszár, Cs. (2021) Model for Crowdsourced Parcel Delivery Embedded into Mobility as a Service Based on Autonomous Electric Vehicles. Energies 2021, 14, 3042. 
DOI: 10.3390/en14113042


Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and BehaviourSustainable Cities and Societies
Transportation Engineering Part A – Systems
Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, 
Smart City Prague Symposium
Transport Research Arena


National Lab for Autonomous Systems (NLAS)


Conference of Transport Sciences Győr, presenter (Csaba Csiszár, Bálint Csonka, Dávid Földes) and chairman (Csaba Csiszár) since 2016 

Smart Cities Symposium, Prague presenter (Csaba Csiszár, Dávid Földes, Bálint Csonka, Silva Dahlen) and scientific committee member (Csaba Csiszár) since 2018 

Member of the International Council for Priority Research Area Smart Cities and Future Mobility (Csaba Csiszár) 

Silesian University of Technology, Katowice 2020- 17th Scientific and technical conference – Transport Systems Theory and Practice, Katowice, scientific committee member (Csaba Csiszár)

2021 ZIRP 2021 International Scientific Conference, The Science and Development of Transport, 30th September – 1st October 2021, Šibenik, Croatia program committee member (Csaba Csiszár) and presenter (Dávid Földes)

19th European Transport Congress, European Green Deal, Challenges and Solutions for Mobility and Logistics in Cities, Maribor October 7-8, 2021 scientific committee member (Csaba Csiszár) and presenter (Dahlen Silva, Dávid Földes)