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Driverless urban futures : a speculative atlas for autonomous vehicles / AnnaLisa Meyboom ; drawings by Lorinc Vass.

By: Meyboom, AnnaLisa [author.].
Contributor(s): Vass, Lorinc [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019Description: viii, 306 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780815354086 (hbk); 9780815354109 (pbk.).Subject(s): Autonomous vehicles -- Forecasting | Urban transportation -- Forecasting | Automobiles -- Automatic control -- Forecasting | Technological forecastingDDC classification: 388.34 MEY
Contents:
Envisioning future infrastructures Notes on drawing Into the future: analytic scenarios Historical trajectory of transportation infrastructure Urban scale impacts Urban theories and autonomous vehicles Street scale impacts Public transportation Technology, the city, and the autonomous vehicle Utopian visions.
Summary: "Since the industrial revolution, innovations in transportation technology have continued to re-shape the spatial organization and temporal occupation of the built environment. Today, autonomous vehicles (AVs, also referred to as self-driving cars) represent the next disruptive innovation in mobility, with particularly profound impacts for cities. At a moment of the fast-paced development of AVs by auto-making companies around the world, policymakers, planners, and designers need to anticipate and address the many questions concerning the impacts of this new technology on urbanism and society at large. Conceived as a speculative atlas -a roadmap to unknown territories- this book presents a series of drawings and text that unpack the potential impacts of AVs on scales ranging from the metropolis to the street. The work is both grounded in a study of the history of urban transportation and current trajectories of technological innovation, and informed by an open-ended attitude of future envisioning and design. Through the drawings and essays, Driverless Urban Futures invites readers into a debate of how our future infrastructure could benefit all members of the public and levels of society."--Provided by publisher.
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Electronic reproduction. Ipswich, MA. Available via World Wide Web.

Print version Meyboom, AnnaLisa. Driverless urban futures. New York, NY : Routledge, 2019 9780815354086 (DLC) 2018034595

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Envisioning future infrastructures
Notes on drawing
Into the future: analytic scenarios
Historical trajectory of transportation infrastructure
Urban scale impacts
Urban theories and autonomous vehicles
Street scale impacts
Public transportation
Technology, the city, and the autonomous vehicle
Utopian visions.

"Since the industrial revolution, innovations in transportation technology have continued to re-shape the spatial organization and temporal occupation of the built environment. Today, autonomous vehicles (AVs, also referred to as self-driving cars) represent the next disruptive innovation in mobility, with particularly profound impacts for cities. At a moment of the fast-paced development of AVs by auto-making companies around the world, policymakers, planners, and designers need to anticipate and address the many questions concerning the impacts of this new technology on urbanism and society at large. Conceived as a speculative atlas -a roadmap to unknown territories- this book presents a series of drawings and text that unpack the potential impacts of AVs on scales ranging from the metropolis to the street. The work is both grounded in a study of the history of urban transportation and current trajectories of technological innovation, and informed by an open-ended attitude of future envisioning and design. Through the drawings and essays, Driverless Urban Futures invites readers into a debate of how our future infrastructure could benefit all members of the public and levels of society."--Provided by publisher.

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