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the hidden motives of automobility

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  • 1."AvD. We'll always find a way" The Institute for Traffic Sociologyat AvD and its work TU Mnchen June 21, 2009 Alfred Fuhr

2. "AvD. We'll always find a way" We are constantly confrontedwith bad news about traffic 3. "AvD. We'll always find a way" We are constantly confrontedwith bad news about traffic 4. "AvD. We'll always find a way" We are constantly confrontedwith traffic jam solutions 5. "AvD. We'll always find a way" A new traffic jam phenomenon in Germany,and a form of mobility which has nothing to dowith moving from A to B 6. "AvD. We'll always find a way" Early traffic science: measuring drivers' behaviour 7. "AvD. We'll always find a way" Homo sapiens and the love affair with his car 8. "AvD. We'll always find a way" Media comments about traffic,about trends& paradoxes Traffic sociologists at work 9. "AvD. We'll always find a way" Risk assessment for media

  • Using literature, studies, statistics & evaluations
    • analyses of driving & in-car behaviour, accidents etc.

10. "AvD. We'll always find a way" Information agency for clients and partners Institute for Traffic sociology Some of our publications: 11. "AvD. We'll always find a way" Institute for Traffic sociology collecting & evaluating data for studies ontraffic, technology and target group behaviour user-oriented sociological research studies, statistics & evaluations reconstructions of motives: Automobile Habitus understanding customers' strategies 12. "AvD. We'll always find a way" Traffic sociology and medicine 13. "AvD. We'll always find a way" 14. "AvD. We'll always find a way" The role of AvD has changed over the years 15. "AvD. We'll always find a way" We organize vintage car races and other events 16. "AvD. We'll always find a way" 17. "AvD. We'll always find a way" The chauffeur licence first issued by AvDwas the forerunner of our modern drivers licences 18. "AvD. We'll always find a way" Accidents have always beena normal hazard for drivers postcard printed for his survivors 19. "AvD. We'll always find a way" Nowhere has the car had a more profound impactthan in the United States, wherethe modern system of automobility was pioneered 20. "AvD. We'll always find a way" 21. "AvD. We'll always find a way" the struggle between tough guys and pretty boys 22. "AvD. We'll always find a way" Nowhere has the car had a more profound impactthan in the United States, wherethe modern system of automobility was pioneered 23. "AvD. We'll always find a way" Nowhere has the car had a more profound impactthan in the United States, wherethe modern system of automobility was pioneered 24. "AvD. We'll always find a way" the struggle between tough guys and pretty boys 25. "AvD. We'll always find a way" 26. "AvD. We'll always find a way" Risk assessment Ulrich Beck: Risk assesment cannot be scruitinised in isolation by just one discipline;it cannot be developed and pinned down by just one set of rationality Risk assesment is a symbiosis that has not yet been fully recognized! Pierre Bourdieu: Researcher takes on the perspectives of his research subject as well as that of the observer. Some basic theories used in traffic sociology Habitus combines:the objective studyof the world with reflexive knowledgeof the subject(s) of the study 27. "AvD. We'll always find a way" 28. "AvD. We'll always find a way" Mao Tse Tung 29. "AvD. We'll always find a way" An ambivalence between fascination and disgusthas accompanied the motor carfrom is early days to our time 30. "AvD. We'll always find a way" 31. "AvD. We'll always find a way" Automobility is a human evolutionary strategy.Its symbol has evolved from a fiction of"divine horseless carriages" to the car 32. "AvD. We'll always find a way" Automobility is a human evolutionary strategy.Its symbol has evolved from a fiction of"divine horseless carriages" to the modern "connected" car 33. "AvD. We'll always find a way" SENSO CAR (Rinspeed) 34. "AvD. We'll always find a way" Toyota pod passenger cabinrecognises how you feel today 35. "AvD. We'll always find a way" Risky traffic communication betweentwo men and a woman