Edited by Hugo Priemus and Bert van Wee
Chapter 19: Road vehicle automation: elephant in the infrastructure room
The idiom ‘elephant in the room’ refers to an obvious truth, problem, challenge or risk that is being ignored. In this chapter’s title, the elephant is the progressive automation of the control of road vehicles. The ‘infrastructure room’ is the metaphorical space that contains academic and other discourse about transport infrastructure including mega-projects, discourse that has mostly not addressed the potential impacts of road vehicle automation.
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