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Exploring the expectations of transport professionals concerning the future automobility system: Visions, challenges, and transitions

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posted on 29.01.2018, 09:59 by Craig MortonCraig Morton, Thomas Budd, Gillian Harrison, Giulio Mattioli
A mixture of potentially significant changes in technology, commercial structures, and social practices is currently entering the automobility system. These changes have the potential to combine together and lead to a substantial shift in the manner in which society fuels, owns, and makes use of its cars. This paper reports a research project that made use of focus groups to examine the narratives of British transport professionals concerning forthcoming developments in the automobility system. Specific attention was given to what the expectations for future change in automobility are, if these changes will likely lead to a transition toward a more sustainable system and the manner in which a transition of this nature could be facilitated. The oral testimony offered during the focus groups has been assessed qualitatively using thematic analysis. The results suggest that there is a commonly held view that the automobility system is entering a stage of flux, which may lead to considerable changes in system configuration. However, the attainment of a sustainable transition for the system will likely be inhibited by a series of institutional, societal, and physical barriers, which may restrict system developments.

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School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

International Journal of Sustainable Transportation

Volume

11

Issue

7

Pages

493 - 506

Citation

MORTON, C. ...et al., 2017. Exploring the expectations of transport professionals concerning the future automobility system: Visions, challenges, and transitions. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 11(7), pp. 493-506.

Publisher

© Taylor and Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

19/12/2016

Publication date

2017

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Sustainable Transportation on 29/12/2016, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/15568318.2016.1275891

ISSN

1556-8318

eISSN

1556-8334

Language

en