Automated – and ultimately autonomous – driving is a technological development that will change or even revolutionize future mobility. In recent years, various vehicle functions have already become increasingly automated, with the aim of creating a fully autonomous vehicle.
This technological revolution will not only affect our mobility, but also our way of life, living conditions, living conditions and jobs. This technological revolution will not only affect our mobility, but also our way of life, living conditions, living conditions and jobs. A variety of social issues affecting a wide range of stakeholders are at the heart of the future use of autonomous vehicles: Will they lead to a better quality of life? A better environment? Better accessibility and quality of life for rural and urban areas? Will autonomous vehicles be shared? Are they a step towards greater safety on our roads?
As a national partner of the French participation institute Missions Publiques, which coordinates the Citizens’ Dialogue on an international level, nexus is organising citizens’ dialogue events in several cities in Germany. Participants will discuss societal, ecological, social and economic issues related to the introduction of autonomous vehicles as well as the effects, challenges and potential on a personal and societal level.
Between April and October 2019, 850 citizens in 15 cities in Europe, North America and Asia have already met to discuss the future of autonomous vehicles. In each of these cities, up to 100 citizens spent a day discussing the most important challenges, potentials, and developments in the field of autonomous driving. They were given the opportunity to inform themselves on the most important challenges, potentials and developments in the field of autonomous driving (information), to exchange their own views on challenges, potentials and solutions (deliberation) and, on the basis of this discussion and opinion-forming process, to contribute their views on the future of autonomous vehicles (individual position).
Duration: 01/2019 – 12/2020
Clients among others: u.a. Stadt Aachen, Stadt Paderborn, Landeshauptstadt München
Team: Sabine Schröder (project management), Vanessa Kügler, Christian Kusch
Project partner: Missions Publiques