Brown Bag: Driverless busses to mobilize a suburb

In 2018, a driverless bus will be implemented in the suburb of Aalborg East. The bus will run a 2.1 km long test path on Astrupstien, a path for bicyclists and pedestrians. The new technology is implemented in order to help mobilize citizens and users, both internally in the district and between the district and the rest of Aalborg, and it is one substantial outcome of an ongoing extensive trans-formation process of the functionalist suburb. We will conduct an evaluation of the implementation. The evaluation focuses on how the new infrastructure will become part of the existing urban area and everyday lives in the suburb. The evaluation includes primarily qualitative evaluations of the assemblage of people, city and technology, as well as aspects safety and ownership. In the BB-seminar, we will present the evaluation project, the activities done so far, and invite a discussion about its research design, methods, findings and possible output.

Time

24.05.2018 kl. 12.00 - 24.05.2018 kl. 13.00

Description

Speaker: Assistant Professor Ditte Bendix Lanng dbla@create.aau.dk and Research assistant Søren Risdal Borg, Dept. of Architecture, Design & Media Technology

Abstract: In 2018, a driverless bus will be implemented in the suburb of Aalborg East. The bus will run a 2.1 km long test path on Astrupstien, a path for bicyclists and pedestrians. The new technology is implemented in order to help mobilize citizens and users, both internally in the district and between the district and the rest of Aalborg, and it is one substantial outcome of an ongoing extensive trans-formation process of the functionalist suburb. We will conduct an evaluation of the implementation. The evaluation focuses on how the new infrastructure will become part of the existing urban area and everyday lives in the suburb. The evaluation includes primarily qualitative evaluations of the assemblage of people, city and technology, as well as aspects safety and ownership. In the BB-seminar, we will present the evaluation project, the activities done so far, and invite a discussion about its research design, methods, findings and possible output.

Place and time: Rendsburggade 14, room (TBA), May 24, 12:00-13:00