The question of the public’s acceptance of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is critical for the successful deployment of a nationwide AV network in the future. DAM studies approach this question from different perspectives, looking at how the perceptions and expectations of different users shape their attitudes to AVs.
Driverless Mobility Debate
A Driverless Mobility Dialogue was organised in collaboration with global coordinator Missions Publiques in France and our local co-organiser, the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). A global consortium consisting of 15 cities across eight countries conducted the dialogues from May to December 2019. In Singapore, the day-long event in April 2019 saw 60 Singaporeans and residents from all walks of life engage with informational videos and text through group discussions and individual worksheets. The various themes covered included trust and confidence in automated systems, scenarios for automated transportation and the role of various stakeholders in future mobility. Preliminary findings on the local dataset showed a large majority are optimistic about driverless mobility and an increase in levels of interest in driverless mobility after the event.
In October 2019, TUMCREATE participated in the A two-day workshop was held in Brussels, Belgium in December 2019 for members of the international consortium. Missions Publiques presented preliminary trends from the global results for members to reflect on and discuss.
Currently, DAM is working together with SUTD on a journal paper analysing results across all fifteen cities. Publication details will be announced at a later date.