• Understanding how attitudes towards autonomous vehicles can shape the design of cities

Harrow, Dale, Gheerawo, Rama, Phillips, Dan and Ramster, Gail, 2018, Journal Article, Understanding how attitudes towards autonomous vehicles can shape the design of cities Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer, 171 (1). pp. 31-40. ISSN 1751-7699

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Understanding public attitudes towards autonomous vehicles is an important starting point when designing and engineering future cities, both to ensure acceptance and to deliver social benefits. The GATEway project is a consortium of industry and academic organisations that are establishing a test bed for driverless vehicle technology within public streets in Greenwich, London. Each partner is using public trials to explore the potential for autonomous technology within a city transport network. The Royal College of Art (RCA) is exploring how public attitudes can be used to enhance social benefit. This paper shares the first findings from a series of workshops including people with additional needs, non-drivers, drivers, technology enthusiasts and professional stakeholders. The workshops delved into people's hopes and fears for driverless technologies and used co-design methods to explore how designers can respond when designing autonomous vehicles, the services they provide and the wider urban environment.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
School or Centre: Research Centres > Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1680/jmuen.16.00066
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Civil and Structural Engineering
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Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 14:57
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 08:38
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3153
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