Thursday, 18 January, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm



Autonomous Vehicles

A Melange of Technological Process and Societal Behaviour

Have you ever wondered how driverless vehicles could have an impact on the way we live? Automation is already part of most major mobility sectors. Companies start using them to transport goods. In many cities fully automated metros are a daily occurrence. But also cars become smarter and progressively need less human intervention. Fully autonomous mobility will be part of our everyday life in the decades to come.

However, an important, but often neglected aspect in this discussion is the influence on people’s mobility behaviour and on society in general.

  • How can we responsibly and sustainably integrate driving automation into society?
  • In which specific areas would its implementation be useful, where would it be a burden or a risk/threat?
  • How will people react and use this new technology and how will that affect traffic?

These and many more questions will be addressed in the Science Café. Dr. Alexandra Millonig, researcher for mobility behaviour at the Austrian Institute for Technology, will give an insight into her work and be part of the discussion.

It wouldn’t be a café without some snacks, coffee, tea, beer, etc. Food and drinks are provided for free. The event will be held in English, is free of charge and open to everyone who is interested.