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Automated and Autonomous Spatial Mobilities

Aharon Kellerman

This ground-breaking book explores a rapidly developing aspect of contemporary life: automated and autonomous spatial mobilities and their social and urban implications. Presenting a wide-ranging discussion on autonomous vehicle (AV) development and its future adoption, this highly topical book points to the emergence of autonomously mobile cities and the new mobility landscapes they will present. Academics, as well as practitioners, in the fields of mobility, transportation, urban planning, geography and sociology will find this an essential read.
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Aharon Kellerman

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List of abbreviations
1  Spatial mobility, automation, and autonomy
1.1    Book objectives and scope
1.2    Spatial mobility
1.3    Automation and mobility
1.4    Autonomous mobility operations
1.5    Automation, autonomous machines, and utopia
1.6    Automated spatial mobility
1.7    Conclusion
2  Automated and autonomous self-moving/mobility
2.1    Human movement automaticity
2.2    Personal autonomy in mobility
2.3    Levels of personal autonomy by mobility modes and technologies
2.4    Relationships between human movement automaticity and personal autonomy
2.5    Car driving: movement automaticity, automatic transmission, and autonomous navigation
2.6    Conclusion
3  Automated and autonomous traffic control
3.1    Road traffic control
3.2    Train traffic control
3.3    Air traffic control
3.4    Marine traffic control
3.5    Comparing mobility modes by automation and autonomy in traffic control
3.6    Conclusion
4  Automated and autonomous public transportation
4.1    Automated and autonomous rapid transit systems
4.2    Trolleybuses
4.3    Automated and autonomous trains
4.4    Autopilots for airplanes
4.5    Autopilots for ships
4.6    Passenger reservation interfaces
4.7    Conclusion
5  Automated and autonomous information transmission
5.1    Automated and autonomous operations of fixed-line telephone systems
5.2    Automated and autonomous operations of mobile telephone systems
5.3    Automated and autonomous operations of the Internet
5.4    Automated communications means and being: co-presence
5.5    Automated communications means and doing: online activity
5.6    Conclusion
6  Autonomous vehicles
6.1    The development of car automation towards the introduction of AVs
6.2    Prospects and pitfalls for AV adoption
6.3    Autonomous buses
6.4    Automated and autonomous freight vehicles and drones
6.5    Interpretations of AV adoption as personal mobility and as personal autonomy
6.6    Historical interpretations for the introduction of AVs
6.7    Implications of AV adoption for individuals
6.8    Societal implications of AV adoption
6.9    New sense of automobility?
6.10  Conclusion
7  The geography of intelligent transport and communications
7.1    The autonomously mobile city
7.2    Implications of AVs for urban areas
7.3    Recreational and touristic dimensions of AV adoption
7.4    Environmental effects of AV adoption
7.5    Conclusion
8  Summary and conclusion
8.1    Chapter summaries
8.2    The status of automated and autonomous operations in spatial mobilities
8.3    Levels of automation and autonomous operation for spatial mobility
8.4    The development and implementation of automation processes for spatial mobilities
8.5    The future society of automated mobility
8.6    Continued study