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Impacts of automated transport on cities: How to discuss and study impact mechanisms Yvonne Barnarda, Satu Innamaab, Pirkko Rämäb, Gillian Harrisona aInstitute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT , United Kingdom bVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., P.O.Box 1000, FI-02044 VTT, Finland b Abstract This paper focuses on three main topics: the impacts that automated transport may have on cities in different scenarios, the impact mechanisms, and the methods to develop and discuss impact paths. We describe methods to break down the complex question of the impact of automated driving on society. By decomposing the impact into smaller impact areas and then further into factors determining or influencing the impacts, and into performance indicators that address specific issues, we aim to be able to go more in-depth in focussed discussions. By discussing, and investigating, for example, how automated driving can influence mobility behaviour we can focus on chang...