Shared autonomous vehicles in an urban area

  • Pedro Portela (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Through the research conducted by De Carneiro et al. (2023) and Pereira et al. (2023), 35 concepts were found as crucial for the implementation of Shared Autonomous Vehicles in an urban area. This thesis aims to validate the importance of these concepts. To do so, a survey was sent out to top-tier managers, from twelve countries, and renowned companies, with high levels of decision-making, to better understand their managing orientation and, ultimately, to validate the concepts. Findings show that the concept “Sanitary Test with QR Code” is rejected, which is fairly understandable given that it was introduced to the reference model during the pandemic crisis of Covid-19 and isn’t relevant anymore. As for the other 34 concepts, 10 of them left the respondents divided and were only partially supported, while the remaining 24 concepts were consensually approved as indispensable for the implementation of this service in an urban area.
Date of Award26 Jan 2024
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMarta Bicho (Supervisor)


  • Shared autonomous vehicles
  • Urban area
  • Decision-making
  • Managers
  • Disruptive innovation
  • Sustainable technologies


  • Mestrado em Gestão e Administração de Empresas

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