£
Automated and Autonomous Spatial Mobilities
Preview

Hardback

Automated and Autonomous Spatial Mobilities

9781786438485 Edward Elgar Publishing
Aharon Kellerman, University of Haifa, Israel
Publication Date: 2018 ISBN: 978 1 78643 848 5 Extent: 224 pp
This ground-breaking book explores a rapidly developing aspect of contemporary life: automated and autonomous spatial mobilities and their social and urban implications. Presenting a wide-ranging discussion on autonomous vehicle (AV) development and its future adoption, this highly topical book points to the emergence of autonomously mobile cities and the new mobility landscapes they will present. Academics, as well as practitioners, in the fields of mobility, transportation, urban planning, geography and sociology will find this an essential read.

Copyright & permissions

Recommend to librarian

Your Details

Privacy Policy

Librarian Details

Download leaflet

Print page

More Information
Critical Acclaim
Contents
More Information
In this ground-breaking book Aharon Kellerman explores a rapidly developing aspect of contemporary life: automated and autonomous spatial mobilities and their social and urban implications. Distinguishing between automation, or self-doing, and autonomy, or self-government, at both the conceptual and practical levels, this book also draws a distinction between spatial mobility and automated spatial mobility. Automation processes for transportation and communications media and their controls are discussed in light of these differences.

Presenting a wide-ranging discussion on autonomous vehicle (AV) development and its future adoption, as well as of social and spatial dimensions of the AV-age, this highly topical book points to the emergence of autonomously mobile cities and the new mobility landscapes they will present. Academics, as well as practitioners, in the fields of mobility, transportation, urban planning, geography and sociology will find this an essential read.
Critical Acclaim
‘Undoubtedly, what comes out of the dense writing in this book
about automated and autonomous mobilities is that it opens up new
avenues for future research and debate about such an exciting topic of our times. Transport geographers are well equipped to further the required interdisciplinary research. However, Kellerman competently
reflects the essential depth of historical insight and breadth of expertise needed to fulfil such a challenge.’
– Nikolas Thomopoulos, Journal of Transport Geography

‘The book provides a well-organised means for readers to rapidly gain an insight into current status and future development, and its implications of autonomous vehicles, automation and autonomy.’
– Municipal Engineer

‘This is a very welcome book that treats the issue of automated and autonomous mobility in the mind-set of the book series in which it appears. It deals with transport, mobilities, and spatial change, with a strong historical, transport geography, technical, economic and social component. Kellerman has the gift of disentangling complex topics into very comprehensible, structured, and well-written research issues, whereby attention is paid to definitions, conceptualizations, social meanings, and interpretation. An excellent contribution!’
– Frank Witlox, Ghent University, Belgium

‘No matter how we swing it, automated driving terminates the modern love affair with auto-mobility as we know it. Again, Aharon Kellerman is at the forefront of analyzing contemporary mobilities. He makes us understand the deep and silent metamorphosis of the modern system of (auto)mobility. A must-read for mobilities scholars, cultural geographers as well as practitioners, planners and engineers.’
– Sven Kesselring, Nürtingen-Geislingen University, Germany

‘This is the most comprehensive and thorough study of the relation between automation and mobility. By bringing together the development of automation in both physical and virtual mobilities, Kellerman is not only able to offer a new history of the emergence of automated vehicles in relation to information technology, communications, and artificial intelligence, but also provides well grounded predictions for the future of automation and its social impacts in many forms of mobility. This book will be a crucial resource for mobilities scholars.’
– Mimi Sheller, Drexel University, US
Contents
Contents: Preface 1. Spatial mobility, automation, and autonomy 2. Automated and autonomous self-moving/mobility 3. Automated and autonomous traffic control 4. Automated and autonomous public transportation 5. Automated and autonomous information transmission 6. Autonomous vehicles 7. The geography of intelligent transport and communications 8. Summary and conclusion References Index

This title is available for institutional purchase via Elgaronline.

View sample chapter

eBook
$40.00
eISBN: 978 1 78643 849 2
My Cart