The Transport and Mobilities Focus Area will focus on challenges such as assuring ethics, transparency, and privacy; addressing existing social inequalities; and understanding the linkages between shared, commercial and public systems of provision.
Automated transport and mobility services have the potential to transform how we live and move. They offer new opportunities to address entrenched inequalities of access to mobility, relating to disability, age, economic status and location.
However, to achieve these possibilities, the development of new technical capacities and data systems needs to be harnessed for the design of future transport and mobility services that fulfil the needs of people and social institutions.
Challenges include assuring ethics, transparency and privacy; addressing existing social inequalities; and understanding the linkages between shared, commercial and public systems of provision.
The Transport and Mobilities Focus Area scoping study identifies where automated decision-making (ADM) is already present across transport mobilities in Australia (and where relevant overseas), and examines how industry, government and other stakeholders envision it will be part of our futures.
This report presents a desk-based review and qualitative content analysis of 60 industry and policy reports concerned with the future of autonomous transport mobilities. The report is international in scope, but focused on futures likely to affect Australians.
The review examines where automated decision-making in transport is located and how future applications are imagined in these reports. This report synthesises these findings and presents new knowledge and critical insights on the limitations of these future visions.