Autonomous mobility justice in the situated Finnish context : A Foucauldian perspective on technology, power, and morality

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Pascale-L. Blyth. Autonomous mobility justice in the situated Finnish context: A Foucauldian perspective on technology, power, and morality. Energy Research & Social Science 70 (2020), 101574, ISSN 2214-6296. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101574

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Title: Autonomous mobility justice in the situated Finnish context : A Foucauldian perspective on technology, power, and morality
Author: Blyth, Pascale-L.
Publisher: Science Direct
Date: 2020
Language: en
Belongs to series: Energy Research Social Science 70 (2020), 101574
ISSN: 2214-6296
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101574
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/336064
Abstract: Arguably the most powerful artifact of the 20th century, the private car brought profound spatial, social, and cultural changes, as well as wide-ranging mobility justice implications. Autonomous mobility technologies, with the power to supplant part or all of the action of the driver by collecting and processing large quantities of fine grained data, promise to shift power away from users to engineers and create new important spatial and social implications for mobility justice, of which little are known. This research draws from Foucauldian conceptualizations adapted for the study of geographies of power to investigate how autonomous mobility technology may diagram spatial rationalities and moralities into the built environment. To that effect, it draws from 30 interviews of intermediaries in Finland–a country actively pursuing a transition to automated and shared mobility as part of an ICT-driven innovation policy. Examining autonomous mobility through a Foucauldian lens helps highlight the complex power relations it affords–in terms of changes in social structure and infrastructure, and social justice. By shedding light on how technology may structure the built environment, the Foucauldian perspective shows itself to be a valuable tool for planning and policymaking, providing insight into how autonomous mobility (in)justice may be assembled.
Subject: self-driving vehicle
automated mobility
transport
spatial rationality
built environment
urban planning
ICT
mobility
technology
culture
Foucault
Foucauldian
geogpraphies of power
power relations
innovation (activity)
innovations
social justice
mobility justice
social structure
social infrastructure
spatial
spatial rationalities
spatial moralities
rationalities
moralities
automation
data processing
technological development
policymaking
users
engineers
justice
change
interview
interviews
Finland
Finnish context
power
moral
morality
Subject (ysa): itseliikkuva ajoneuvo
automatisoitu liikkuvuus
kuljetus
alueellinen rationalisuus
rakennettu ympäristö
urbaani suunnittelu
tieto- ja viestintätekniikka
liikkuvuus
teknologia
kulttuuri
foucaultilainen
voiman maantiede
voimasuhteet
innovaatiotoiminta
innovaatiot
sosiaalinen oikeudenmukaisuus
liikkuvuuden oikeudenmukaisuus
sosiaalinen struktuuri
sosiaalinen infrastruktuuri
spatiaalinen
spatiaalinen rationalititeetti
spatiaalinen moraliteetti
rationaliteetit
moraliteetit
automaatio
datan prosessointi
tietojenkäsittely
teknologinen kehitys
politiikanteko
käyttäjät
insinöörit
oikeus
muutos
haastattelu
haastattelut
Suomi
suomalainen konteksti
voima
valta
moraali
Rights: CC BY 4.0


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