This single day event will bring together experts from engineering, policy, and industry to discuss the social implications of autonomous transport from different perspectives. We plan to explore questions such as:
- How different vehicle deployments change how human occupants are identified and defined, and how that may affect questions of privacy and autonomy.
- How different business models like passenger ride-sharing, fleet management, or private vehicle ownership require different technological configurations, and what they require in terms of data flows and public accountability.
- How different vehicle systems require changes to public space or re-instrumenting of roadways, and who has the power to determine the shape of those new urban environments.
- How business decisions, and the technologies required to implement them, interact with broader policy questions around public life, the environment, and international geopolitics.