This literature review is part of a wider scoping study commissioned by the UK Department
for Transport that aims “to identify the key social and behavioural questions associated with
AVs”. This literature review has informed the formulation of the research questions and
recommendations which can be found in the main report. This review summarises the various
themes and topics that have been addressed or discussed in the academic and in the grey
literature relating to the behavioural, social and societal aspects of automated vehicles (AVs).
The study also highlights the gaps in the literature linked to these topics.