They are functional and smart, but driverless cars are likely to be a tool for rich nations, and will leave the developing world behind.
In the age of virtual mobility, Gwenola Wagon and Stéphane Degoutin revisit Jules Verne’s journey. However, what world are we entering when we navigate amidst all this information and visual representation? Who has created all this and made it available to us?
This transport studies classic examines the contingent origins of the railway as a symbol of industrial life in Europe, highlighting the co-evolving relationship between the technology and the cultural, economic and spatial contexts in which it was invented and developed.
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It is the mobility of his/her home that characterizes the nomad; thus the “neo-nomad” or traveller, who recycles a modified vehicle as a travelling home, positions himself or herself on the fringes of contemporary societies dominated by the values of sedentariness and residence.
Cycling is moving up the agenda of town and city planners across Europe, given its benefits as a healthy, highly sustainable mode of transport. But how can it best be developed in today’s car-dominated urban environment? FVM talks to two British cycling experts, Dave Horton and David Dansky, about the key issues.