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Acceptable Automobility through Automated Driving. Insights into the Requirements for Different Mobility Configurations and an Evaluation of Suitable Use Cases

Stark, Kerstin and Galich, Anton (2020) Acceptable Automobility through Automated Driving. Insights into the Requirements for Different Mobility Configurations and an Evaluation of Suitable Use Cases. Sustainability, 12 (21). Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). doi: 10.3390/su12219253. ISSN 2071-1050.

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Abstract

It is hoped that Automated Driving (AD) will make alternatives to the private car more attractive and facilitate the transition to sustainable transport. However, this expectation may underestimate both the resistance of private automobility and the unintended consequences of automated driving. Whether AD will contribute to sustainable mobility depends largely on its implementation and how its risks are prevented. This paper provides empirical insights into the design of acceptable forms of AD by investigating specific use cases with respect to the requirements of different mobility configurations. We pay special attention to people who travel with children. Our use cases comprise three probable types, covering the spectrum from demand-responsive transport (DRT) to private vehicles. Our results include the identification of mobility configurations and an analysis of AD use cases considering several empirically derived criteria: improved accessibility, ease of daily life and well-being, and improvement of the traffic situation and the transport system. Our analysis is based on a qualitative study in the Berlin area, Germany. The discussion focuses on the usefulness of AD against the background of different user perspectives, sustainability, and societal requirements, as well as an evaluation of AD in terms of its acceptability. We conclude that automated mobility use cases should meet the requirements of different mobility configurations to promote the transformation from private to shared automobility and, eventually, less automobility overall.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/137326/
Document Type:Article
Title:Acceptable Automobility through Automated Driving. Insights into the Requirements for Different Mobility Configurations and an Evaluation of Suitable Use Cases
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Stark, KerstinKerstin.Stark (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1129-9015
Galich, AntonAnton.Galich (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6556-6705
Date:7 November 2020
Journal or Publication Title:Sustainability
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:12
DOI :10.3390/su12219253
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Series Name:Special Issue Sustainable Automobility in the Mobile Risk Society
ISSN:2071-1050
Status:Published
Keywords:automated driving; acceptance; acceptability; mobility configurations; use cases; automobility; qualitative research
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Zukunftsbilder eines automatisierten integrierten Verkehrssystems, V - UrMo Digital
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Mobility and Urban Development
Institute of Transport Research > Passenger Transport
Deposited By: Stark, Kerstin
Deposited On:12 Nov 2020 10:13
Last Modified:12 Nov 2020 10:13

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