Transport, mobility and society

Birds eye view of a wide pedestrian crossing with lots of people on itProfessor Graham Parkhurst’s slideshow makes it easy to digest the concept of automated vehicles and the impact this technological change will have on society. One impact is the opportunity for greater equity in the independent use of motor vehicles. The technology for automated vehicles goes back to the 1980s to the current Google car with no steering wheel or control pedals. The slide show is quite long with some of the most interesting slides in the second half. Plenty to think about.

Professor Parkhurst is with the Centre for Transport and Society at the University of the West of England. It’s mission statement is, “Furthering understanding and influence on the interactions between mobility, lifestyles & society in a context of technological change.” This includes equity in transport and mobility. Their webpage has links to other publications.