Is Driverless Car Another Weiserian Mistake?

Hamed S Alavi, Farzaneh Bahrami, Himanshu Verma, Denis Lalanne

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We present a structured discussion of the concept of driverless car as a major Ubicomp project, and particularly of its hypothetical integration into the fabric of city. The analytical framework is borrowed from the Transportation and Urban research domains, which provides us with a list of agreed-upon subject matters when accounting for car mobility in urban design. We pose concrete questions about each of these subjects as how self-driven personal vehicles could have a positive or negative impact on them. Out of the six discussed topics, this initial examination showed that driverless car could have a negative impact on five, suggesting smoke detected, and thus the need for broadening such inspections.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-4991-8/17/06
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventDIS'17 The 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jun 201714 Jun 2017


ConferenceDIS'17 The 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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