Innovative Urban Mobility Shaped by Users Through Pervasive In formation and Communication Technologies

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The expression "smart city” is a recurring definition in so many different fields that it might gain lackluster meanings.
Technologies are becoming more and more pervasive in the urban environment, supporting responsive spaces that create feedback loops capable to connect the environment, local administrations and citizens. These spaces of ubiquitous computing foster the active participation of the inhabitants, who become actors in the value-generation processes.
To this end, collaborative logics – based on concepts of community, digital collaboration and networking – can be applied to the automotive industry, redefining well established manufacturing standards and consequently providing a fresh interpretation to contemporary society issues.
The research intends to introduce an interdisciplinary overview of the above aspects, to underline their possible consequences in the vehicle design field, towards striking solutions that recall processes of the past carmakers, in order to provide effective and customized solutions for the mobility needs of our tomorrow’s cities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Futures and the City of Today
Subtitle of host publicationNew Technologies and Physical Spaces
EditorsGlenda Amayo Caldwell, Carl H. Smith, Edward M. Clift
Place of PublicationBristol
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781783205615, 9781783205622
ISBN (Print)9781783205608
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMediated Cities
ISSN (Print)2058-9409

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