Future Mobilities

Future visions of self-driving cars, digital mobility services, flying taxis and autonomous industrial vehicles dominate industry and policy hype; new mobilities technologies, communities and aspirations are rapidly shaping; and automated and connected mobility technologies are increasingly present, and unevenly distributed in everyday life.

This programme of research and engagement addresses how these and other shifts in and imaginaries of mobilities technologies, services, communities and personal trajectories are changing the landscape of everyday mobility.

Our expertise includes autonomous driving vehicles, mobility-as-a-service, self tracking data and smartphones, new virtual alternatives to longer distance physical travel, and designing for safe mobilities.

Our academic and industry partnered projects reframe emerging automated and connected mobility technologies and data as part of inclusive and diverse everyday worlds and respectful, responsible futures. To achieve this we develop critical and innovative methods of research and engagement including documentary film, design materials.

Our leadership of the ADM+S transport mobilities focus area brings together a vibrant international group of researchers at all career stages and interdisciplinary practices across design ethnography, anthropology, Science & Technology Studies (STS), media studies, computer science and documentary filmmaking.

Our partners include Mobility and Accessibility for Children in Australia (MACA), and Halmstad University in Sweden.


Projects

Research Programme Lead

Professor Sarah Pink

Are you interested in partnering with us?

Get in contact with our Research Program Lead to discuss how we can start a research project with you.


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